Kidney Failure

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.