Medical Advice

The UK's Uncontrollable Diabetes and Obesity Epidemic: Exploding the Myths

Marcus Reddy | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Reddy

The rising "obesity and diabetes epidemic" and weight-loss surgery are rarely away from our newspaper headlines and TV screens. As a weight-loss surgeon I frequently encounter hostile reactions from other clinicians and even patients themselves arguing against the very concept of weight-loss surgery.

Every Minute Counts: Act FAST to Save Lives

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

A stroke is an attack that happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This may be caused by a clot, or by bleeding in the brain. When a person has a stroke, they lose 2 million nerve cells for every minute that they don't receive medical treatment.

How To Avoid Being Bitten By A Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Spiders: you either love them for their ability to reduce your mosquito population or you simply cannot stand the sight of the crawly buggers. How...

Antidepressants: Wonder Pills or Just a Quick Fix?

Dan Roberts | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As a therapist, I have worked with dozens of people suffering from depression. Many of these people have been - wrongly, in my view - prescribed antidepressants by their GP. And not just for depression: anxiety, paranoia, eating disorders, OCD, even insomnia are now routinely tackled with this powerful medication.

Doctor's Notes: Holiday Basics

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

Going on holiday is the highlight of the year for most, but unfortunately the build up and preparation for departure can be a stressful time!