UK Medical

Seeing Is Believing. A Desire To Personify My Cancer

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Burbidge

Cancer feels to me like a faceless foe. People talk of fighting, and beating cancer, but how can you fight what you cannot comprehend or see? At some point soon my fight will involve chemotherapy; transparent, toxic and potent fluids committed to fighting for me.

Emergency Medical And Dental Care In The Demolished Jungle

Ali Amir | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Amir

Having set off from Cardiff on Friday evening, we had no idea of whether we would even make it to Calais due to heightened security on the border and media reports suggesting that the refugee camp in Calais had been demolished; all refugees had apparently been relocated across France. However, we arrived safely in Calais via the euro tunnel with our car stuffed with clothes, medications and dental materials.

Junior Doctors' New Strike Threat Is Unlawful -- Should They Be Fired?

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

n law, any strike action is automatically a breach of contract. To save a strike from being unlawful - and therefore entitling the employer to sack the strikers -- a strike ballot has to be held. But, a valid ballot must follow certain precise rules, the whole point being to prevent strikes which do not have the support of the majority of the employees concerned.

The Myths Of Malaria

Frontier | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

Unfortunately we are still fighting the battle against malaria but World Mosquito Day falls on the 20th of August each year, with the idea behind it being to promote safe practice in mosquito prone areas, to generate funds to help with research into cures against mosquito transmitted diseases and to celebrate Dr Ross' groundbreaking discovery.

Should People Register as Autistic?

Robyn Steward | Posted 27.04.2016 | 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.

Louise Ridley

18 Honest Facts About Working For The NHS From The People Who Know It Inside Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

Amid the heated dispute between Jeremy Hunt and junior doctors, it's easy to forget the work of hundreds of thousands of other NHS staff that continue...

How Can We Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance Caused by the Overuse of Antibiotics?

Professor Colin Garner | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Colin Garner

We have failed to listen to Sir Fleming and we now find ourselves in the situation of increasing antibiotic resistance. This resistance stems from appropriate and inappropriate use of antibiotics in food production, veterinary medicine and human health, as well as poor infection control.

Florida College 'Forced Students To Perform Vaginal Probes On Each Other'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A college in Florida is facing a lawsuit after two students claim they were forced to perform vaginal probes on each other as part of their medical co...

To the Bouncer That Shocked Me to Tears...

Jen Grieves | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Grieves

I'm upset that you got to me; but you did. I can't say I remember encountering anyone who has ever made me feel like my condition was an inconvenience to their life. And who has such a right? Yet you somehow managed it, and very quickly too.

Tackling the Shortfall in GPs - Flexible Hours is an Answer, Not the Problem

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Geraldine Gallacher

Much as City firms have benefited significantly from developing innovative flexible working schemes to attract and retain talented staff, it strikes me that a solution that could go a long way in addressing GP recruitment issues is actually to encourage more flexible working, for both sexes, not to try and restrict it.

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.

Interview - Amy Steele Talks About Balancing Music and Medicine

Carly Wilford | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Whilst most breaking musicians work part time in a bar as they struggle to make ends meet, Amy Steele is bolding pursuing her musical dream whilst studying a medical degree.

So You Want to Be a Brain Surgeon?

Mr Michael D Jenkinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mr Michael D Jenkinson

Brain surgery, it's not exactly rocket science... but it is one of those jobs that people can't quite believe you do, and I am usually asked if I am joking.... So what is it like being a neurosurgeon? In common with rocket science, neurosurgery sounds more glamorous than it really is.

The NHS Could Give Every Patient Access to Their Health Records - Why Doesn't It?

Andrew Clark | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Andrew Clark

It would be a relatively simple job to give every patient access to the same sort of information electronically that the NHS is planning to sell, probably in the same way, especially as it is theirs in the first place.

How 3D Printing is Advancing Regenerative Medicine

Zahra Razavi | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Tech
Zahra Razavi

What do dental implants, Invisalign, prosthetic limbs and internal organs all have in common? They can all be created for human use through the advancing technology of 3D printing.

NHS Direct Contracts In Turmoil After Supplier Pulls Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

The new non-emergency NHS phone line has been thrown into turmoil after a supplier pulled out of two contracts for providing the service. NHS Direc...

Medical Protests in Uttar Pradesh

Rita Pal | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rita Pal

Medical students in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh were expected to take to the streets in protest today, amid mounting outrage at the way state officials have replaced a national qualification with its local predecessor.

Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Marc DuBois | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK
Marc DuBois

The world did not end today. At least, not for you. Not for me. In places like Syria and Pakistan, individual worlds will come to an end because of hatred, greed and violence.

'No Excuse' For Diabetes Failings

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

Almost one in three diabetic hospital patients are victims of medication errors that can cause dangerous blood glucose levels, a report has found. ...

Is a Painful Childbirth all in Your Head?

Alice Grist | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Hypnobirthing starts from the premise that the pain commonly felt in childbirth is not a natural side effect of birth but rather it stems from fear.

A Conversation with Dr Christian Jessen - Drug Policy

Jason Reed | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

Drug policy reform has received many endorsees, from Kofi Annan and Richard Branson, to a fleet of Nobel Prize winners and an array of prominent figur...

The Focus on Military Lobbying Now Needs to Turn to Insurance Industry Lobbyists

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The insurance industry gets away with unacceptable abuse. From banking (ie. payment protection insurance), to extended appliance warranties, some of w...

NHS to Provide List Of Superfoods Available At The Supermarket

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Long championed by dieticians such as Gillian McKeith, the NHS are the latest to extoll the virtues of 'supermarket superfoods' from Goji berries to g...