Kidney Failure

When My Kidneys Failed Me My Sense Of Humour Thrived

Jess Bancroft | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Jess Bancroft

life less ordinary banner The whole experience is a bit like climbing a mountain on which un-foretold difficulties continue to arise. These can be as small as stubbing a metaphorical toe, or as big as a ten-tonne boulder hurtling it's unforgivingly stony way towards you, Indiana Jones style, just as you are reaching for your hat.

Why I'm Asking Jeremy Hunt Not to Shut the NHS Door on My Son Matty

Nicholas Jones | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Nicholas Jones

A new or amended national policy is no doubt the correct formal answer, but time is absolutely essential to Matty so we are asking Jeremy Hunt in conjunction with NHS England to approve Matty's treatment without delay. This family, and I believe this nation, will hold Mr Hunt and NHS England for ever accountable if they close the door on Matty.

Teenager's Nosebleed Alerts Doctors To Three Life-Threatening Illnesses In Family

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mother has revealed how her teenage daughter's nosebleed alerted doctors to three dangerous illnesses within the family, including cancer and kidney...

Scientists Warn Grapefruit Could Harm Patients Taking Prescription Drugs

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Grapefruit poses a potentially lethal health risk to increasing numbers of patients taking prescription drugs, experts have warned. The fruit conta...

Diabetes Complications At All-Time High

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels, according to a new analysis. The conditions - which are comp...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Screening: The Five-Year Survival Fallacy

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Dr. Layla McCay

When it comes to screening, it's not a bad idea to look before you leap. Don't fall for the old lead time bias, or the description of the test being initially 'simple' - ask how having screening affects the mortality rate, weigh up the pros and cons, and make up your own mind.