In his book Medical Nemesis, Ivan Illich argued strongly that the medical establishment was bad for people’s health. Photograph:  Getty Images

Modern medicine has had its trenchant critics over the years. Ivan Illich, in his book Medical Nemesis, argued strongly that the medical establishment(...)

The more we drink, the greater the risk of alcohol-related cancer. However,  cancers caused by alcohol can take many years to develop. Photograph: Thinkstock

According to Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer(CMO) for England, “drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for anyone,(...)