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A Guide To... Diarrhoea

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Preventing diarrhoea is normally a case of reducing your risk of catching an infection. This includes making sure you maintain high standards of personal and food hygiene. You should make sure you wash your hands with soap and hot water after going to the toilet and both before and after eating/ preparing food.

I Came To The UK As A Child Alone. Now I Am Saving Lives Miles Away Using Telemedicine

Dr Waheed Arian | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Dr Waheed Arian

I have also been incredibly lucky to be given all these opportunities in the UK, especially by our amazing NHS, which I value more everyday as I compare it first-hand with other healthcare systems in the world. Our charity enables us to bring global learning and research to the NHS, especially from overseas systems, as well as interesting cases and data. I have always wanted to give back to the NHS on a massive scale.

BBC Addresses Speculation Over Whether Jodie Whittaker Will Earn Same As Peter Capaldi

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has responded to speculation about whether ‘Doctor Who’ newbie Jodie Whittaker will earn the same as predecessor Peter Capaldi, as the dis...

Beware The Burnout: The Danger Of Overworking

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Hearing that you need to take more time off when you're ill can be frustrating when you have bills to pay and a family to feed, but learning how to look after yourself and slowdown could prevent a devastating burnout.

It's Doctor, Actually

Dr Sara Ahmed | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Dr Sara Ahmed

During medical school, this was a frequent occurrence. Once qualified, donning the stethoscope made my doctor status apparent. I lost this however as soon as I got married, and with my vows I seemed to bequeath my title to my husband.

Christmas Day TV Viewing Figures Make VERY Happy Reading For The BBC

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has enjoyed one more triumph in the ratings battle, coming top of the Christmas Day chart for viewing figures. More than ...

Doctor Who Has A Christmas Message For Theresa May

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK

The actor who plays the timelord in Doctor Who has said he hopes Theresa may takes on board the show’s message of compassion after learning she was ...

How Private Practice Could Ease The Burden On NHS GPs

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

For many of people the real crisis in the NHS (on a day-to-day basis) is one of convenience. GP surgeries are at breaking point and a study published ...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

Nurses Don't Just Pass Things to the Doctor

Selena Sandeluss | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selena Sandeluss

I will go for a drink with my nursing colleagues and talk about you and how sad it makes me, what you went through, how brave you were and how you inspired me. I will keep your story with me forever, joining my ever growing library of patients that I have cared for with cancer.

The Right to Unbiased Healthcare

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Dr Helen Webberley

A recent report from the Women and Equalities Commission revealed that for members of the transgender community, the significant discrimination they face in day-to-day life does not always stop when they step into the consultation room.

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

Should People Register as Autistic?

Robyn Steward | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Steward

Let me try to explain. GP's computer systems have things called READ codes, they are put on to people's notes. For example there are READ codes for gender, age band (e.g 18-25), whether you are a smoker or non-smoker, aswell as specific health conditions.

Well-Wishers Help NHS Medic In Coma Journey Back To Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

An NHS medic who was left in a coma after a tragic accident in America has moved thousands into raising more than £100,000 to fly him back to Britain...

Plan: Go for a Run. Reality: Go to Hospital

Laura Maisey | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Earlier this week, I was planning an outdoor lake swim with a friend then a twenty mile run for marathon training. Then I ate lunch and gave fate it's moment. By 11pm, I was sobbing out loud, unable to stand straight and being driven to hospital.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get Into Medical School?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I'm Dr Hinnah Rafique, the Director of Medicine and Surgery at Help Me I'm A Medic. My top tip - it is never too early to start thinking about what ...

The Senior Junior Divide - the Major Issue in Medical Education

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Dr Neel Sharma

When I completed medical school, I left bemused. I was eager to start working but less enthralled by the fact that my tuition fees were spent funding a problem based learning (PBL) programme. I was young and foolish to believe that teaching myself medicine case by case with no expert guidance was how things should be done.

Why Premature Ejaculation is a Sensitive Subject

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Every man has an idea of how long he should 'last' in order to satisfy his partner - from a few minutes to 20 minutes or longer in some men's minds. One study found that, on average, penetration lasted five and a half minutes.

The NHS Frontline - The Reality of Being a Doctor in Today's NHS

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Dr Zoe Norris

There are 10 appointments left for today. There are 10,000 patients. My three colleagues are here all day, but one can't help with the home visits. They have a meeting about commissioning services in the local area. A brilliant idea from the government. But there is no time or money allocated for them to attend this meeting. So that means there are just three of us. At 8.10 there are 20 patients waiting for me to ring them back. At 8.30 there are 53.

The Kashmir Healthcare Crisis - 'Patients Have Been Dying' Says Doctor

Rita Pal | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

With time racing forward to a severe winter of discontent, the doctors of Kashmir have requested international assistance from the World Health Organisation and the United Nations.

Why Bad Skin Is Not Just a Teen Battle

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Although many associate spots and skin blemishes with puberty, it's not uncommon to find yourself battling with breakouts way beyond your teenage years and well into your 20s, 30s and much later. One of the biggest culprits is acne.

Dear Instagram: I Love You... But You're Not a Doctor

Natasha Lipman | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech
Natasha Lipman

For about five months, my 'writing about health' thing has moved over to Instagram. And while it is an amazing platform, it doesn't do justice to the complexity and importance of understanding the science and the why behind a lot of what I choose to do.

Why I Can't Stop Being a Useless Doctor

Jim Sherifi | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

So GPs are once again to blame for encouraging the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria which will eventually annihilate all mankind. Well- mea culpa. However before you tar and feather me let me take you through a typical GP consultation and then you can draw your own conclusions.

Breaking the Erectile Dysfunction Taboo

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Sexual problems like erectile dysfunction often top the list of conditions that people shy away from talking about. But this 'keep quiet, and carry on' tactic means that many are suffering in silence. Around one in every 10 men has a sex-related problem, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), but it's an issue some find very difficult to discuss with friends, partners or even a doctor.