Government Plan To Prevent Child Obesity Is 'Severely Limited', Medical Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

The government’s plan to prevent child obesity is “severely limited”, a team of experts has claimed in an article published in the British Medic...

A Thank You Letter to David Bowie From a Palliative Care Doctor

Dr Mark Taubert | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Dr Mark Taubert

Whilst realisation of your death was sinking in during those grey, cold January days of 2016, many of us went on with our day jobs. At the beginning of that week I had a discussion with a hospital patient, facing the end of her life. We discussed your death and your music, and it got us talking about numerous weighty subjects, that are not always straightforward to discuss with someone facing their own demise. In fact, your story became a way for us to communicate very openly about death, something many doctors and nurses struggle to introduce as a topic of conversation.

Is the Choice to Be Killed the Same as Choosing a Car?

Rev Dr Malcolm Brown | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Rev Dr Malcolm Brown

How many Parliamentarians who will shortly debate the Falconer Bill on assisted suicide are people with wide enough life experience to empathise with those who see more choice as a threat and not a blessing? How many subscribers to the BMJ put themselves, day by day, into the shoes of people for whom consumer choice is someone else's luxury, even if their editor chooses to use his journalistic position to make a ruling on behalf of ethicists everywhere?

Why You NEED to Know About the Fats and Statin Controversy

Phil Parker | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

What's all the fuss about Fats and statins? There was some embarrassment as the BMJ hit the news yesterday over having to pull some published reports into statins over questions about the quality of the data- but what are statins and what's going on?

Could Antidepressants Pose Risk To Heart Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some antidepressants could pose a serious risk to heart health, research reveals. The UK government has already modified their guidelines for the ...

Why Are Female Doctors Paid 28% Less Than Their Male Colleagues?

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Female doctors’ pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%, according to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics...

Does This Help The Symptoms Of Depression?

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has found there is no benefit. Research published in the British Medic...

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

Increase In Students Turning To Prostitution To Fund Studies, Warns Journal

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Medic students are increasingly turning to the sex trade to pay for university tuition fees, a survey has found. One in 10 trainee doctors claim to...

Doctors Doubt Effectiveness Of Antiviral Drug Tamiflu

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The effects of antiviral drug Tamiflu - which was stockpiled by the Government at the height of the swine flu pandemic - are still uncertain, research...