Good Health Blog

How recommendations change

- January 20, 2018

Here at we review the major health organisation recommendations and those of the specific groups (eg Diabetes foundation) and determine what is a practical guide that is specific to you. The scientific base to each recommendation is essential. Some screening tests are not reliable enough to be recommended – false positive results can lead to unnecessary procedures and anxiety. There needs to be a benefit to you as well as not too high a risk of a problem from false tests. It is one of the problems in medicine that if you do enough tests you will always find something wrong – but it may just be a statistal chance of being outside the norm, or simply irrelevant to what the test was done in the first place. One of the golden rules we follow is ‘Only do a screening test that you will act apon if positive’

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.