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

Rita Pal | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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.

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Nitin Shori

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.

Party Revellers Warned to Avoid 'STI New Year'

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

With festivities in full swing, an important message for revellers this party season is to keep safe from STIs - and avoid what could be an unpleasant start to 2014.

Christmas and Me

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

Christmas seems to get longer every year. I noticed that shopping-channel BidTV started flogging Christmas decorations in September... As the build-up gets bigger and bigger, by the time it eventually comes around, the intensity is so excessive that it could never be as good as you'd hoped.

Obesity Blame Game Is Pointless

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Talk of an obesity crisis in the UK is nothing new. We've seen for decades that the number of people outside of the 'healthy weight' parameters is on the rise and medics have been warning of the dangers for years - so is a new approach needed?

Break It to Me Gently, Doctor, How Long Have I Got?

David Bradford | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bradford

"This is a 10-minute appointment," the GP said firmly. The implication was clear: he didn't have time to look at the growth on my dad's head. Three months later, Dad was dead. The lumps were cancer that had spread from his lungs...

Patient Banned From Surgery After Tweeting About Waiting Times

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A cystic fibrosis sufferer has been excluded from his local GP surgery after posting an "offensive tweet" about staff. Mathew Cochrane, 26, express...

Doctor Removes Wrong Fallopian Tube Leaving Patient Unable To Conceive Naturally

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A doctor who removed the wrong fallopian tube from a patient, leaving her unable to conceive naturally, has been criticised for her "hasty, careless, ...

Female Intellect: A Renaissance?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Intellect and power are words which by default we associate with masculinity. History records a long list of powerful people, political leaders, scientists, engineers, philosophers, writers, artists' et al, mostly male.

Talks Over Doctors' Pensions Could Reopen After BMA Action

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen today after GPs and hospital doctors staged their first industrial action in almost 40 years. ...

Disruption To Patients 'Minimal' During BMA Action

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Only 1 in 10 patients have had operations, appointments or treatments rescheduled due to the industrial action by the British Medical Association's (B...

Me, Myself and I

Dr Martin Lee | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Martin Lee

Today I'm enjoying a well deserved day off, having made the most of the gorgeous weather we had, and in less than five weeks, conquered Scotland.

When Doctors Go On Strike Patients Stop Dying

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

As doctors start voting from today on whether to strike in the UK, what's the likely impact of withdrawing medical care on the health of the nation? The doctor's union, the British Medical Association, seems to be gambling that the government doesn't want to alarm the electorate.

NHS Patients Waiting Longer To Have Surgery

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

NHS patients are having to wait longer to have surgery and fewer operations are taking place, according to new data. Waiting times went up by an av...

The Hazards of Being Healthy

Dr Sneh Khemka | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sneh Khemka

I started thinking - how often do people put themselves at risk in the pursuit of good health? How often do people end up injured, in hospital or left needing long-term treatment because of skiing or other leisure activities? What's the cost of sporting injuries, both to our health and financially, in comparison to being inactive?

Doctors With HIV 'Could Be Allowed To Work In NHS'

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK

A Government consultation will determine whether restrictions on NHS workers with HIV should be relaxed after a review found an "extremely low" risk o...

Method In The Madness: Doctors 'Should Look To Shakespeare' To Diagnose Patients

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK

Doctors should to look to Shakespeare to explain their patients’ symptoms, according to a new study. Analysis of the Bard’s major works showed...

Doctors Should Lose Power To Sign Off Patients Long-Term, Says Tory Minister

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Stripping GPs of the power to sign patients off on long-term sick leave could lead to "fewer wasted lives", a Tory minister has insisted. Lord Freu...

Dannii Minogue Receives Honorary Degree

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Style

Congratulations Dannii! MyDaily's contributing editor has today been awarded an honorary degree in recognition of her outstanding work within the ente...