UK Medicine

Tech for Good: Aparito's Story in Health Tech

Elin Haf Davies | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Elin Haf Davies

Wearable devices are evolving rapidly, and with increased battery life and a prettier feel and look (rather than clunky medical looking like devices) now available; adherence in using such devices is also improving rapidly. Especially in disease where disease morbidity is high, and patients are motivated to learn more about their disease progress.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?

This Lung Cancer Breathalyzer Could Detect The Disease Much Earlier

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech

A small breathalyzer that has been designed to detect the early signs of lung cancer has started clinical trials in 17 British hospitals. The new tech...

We've Found A Way To Kill MRSA And It's All Thanks To An Antarctic Sponge

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech

The serious and sometimes fatal superbug MRSA may have finally met its match from one of the most unlikeliest of places. Hiding away in Antarctica is ...

In The Future This Tiny Robot Will Operate On You From The Inside

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech

When you think of the word operation the first thing you'll probably visualise is a person being cut open on an operating table. Well in the future, o...

Caring for the Knocked-out Boxer: Alvarez-Khan

Jamie Beck | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It is pleasing to note that since my last blog entry, Nick Blackwell looks to be making a good recovery. He will not box again but the sport will hope...

Do Not Resuscitate Orders Are Being Given To Thousands Of Patients 'Without Their Families Knowing'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Tens of thousands of patients are having 'do not resuscitate' orders imposed without their families being told, an audit has found. Hospitals are fail...

Why Modern Medicine Needs to Change

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Fundamentally, chronic problems need a different approach to acute ones. The magic bullet intervention that works for acute illness does not work as well for chronic problems. These often need many small but positive changes that, when implemented together, can have a powerful synergistic effect.

Facebook Messenger Just Got Its Own AI-Powered Doctor

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Would you take medical advice from an AI? Well medical diagnosis app Your.MD is now available on Facebook Messenger and ready to hear your symptoms. I...

Pharmacy Could Be the Key to Saving Our Health Service

Ian Strachan | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Strachan

This government seems to have ignored the real victims to their proposals: the elderly, the vulnerable, the immobile and those without access to transport. The housebound; those who pharmacy has helped to remain living independently in their own homes for longer. The frail, and those who have little resource or influence to fight back.

Junior Doctors' Contracts: The Undergraduate Perspective

Sam Harrison | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

As strike action by junior doctors continues, the government is apparently in quandary over whether it is 'imposing' or 'introducing' the new contract. Whichever they choose, the contract will currently apply only to new junior doctors: the current Medical undergraduates. Yet their voice has been peculiarly neglected in the debate.

Innovative New Prostate Cancer Treatment 'Zaps' Tumours

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Tech

An experimental new treatment for prostate cancer could soon spare thousands of men the incontinence and sex-life problems that come with having the e...

Wounded Exhibition at the Science Museum to Mark 100th Anniversary of Battle of the Somme

Stewart Emmens | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Tech
Stewart Emmens

A few years back I was struck by the regular reports of British casualties in Afghanistan. While those killed were mourned and commemorated, at times the wounded seemed to be little more than numbers that were soon forgotten.

Your Cold And Flu Pills Could Be Shrinking Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Tech

A study has recommended that common over-the-counter medicines for colds and flus should be avoided by older people after a link was found between the...

First Operation To Be Live-Streamed In VR Is Happening Today, And You Can Watch

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Today, on the 14 April Dr Shafi Ahmed will carry out what would, on any other day, be a routine colon cancer operation. Except it won't be like any ot...

Three Simple Dietary Changes for Mental Health

Liana Werner-Gray | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liana Werner-Gray

Elements that are essential for brain health include B vitamins, folate and zinc. People who get these micronutrients may have lower risk of depression, and have what they need to restore a chemical imbalance in the body. Foods that contain these components elevate our mood instantly.

Miracle Science - Six Amazing Medical Breakthroughs

Jodie Tyley | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

There's some amazing scientific breakthroughs on the horizon with scientists and engineers from a wide range of different specialisms working together to create an array of new medical technologies that could completely transform the way we diagnose, treat and even cure disease.

Junior Doctors - Burnt Out Before They Begin

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

Medicine is where my heart is. It is what I have worked so hard for. Now I'm heading into my finals exams, and it's only going to get harder. But the government has been attacking me and my profession for months now, and I'm exhausted.

This Talented Medic Student Had To Move To Italy To Study - As He Couldn't Get Into A UK University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A straight-A aspiring doctor who took a year out to gain work experience in a hospital has been forced to move to Italy to enrol on a medicine degree ...

Women in Business Q&A: Martie Moore, Chief Nursing Officer, Medline Industries Inc.

Laura Dunn | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Martie Moore Martie Moore is chief nursing officer of Medline Industries, Inc. based in Mundelein, Ill. In this role, Moore provides nursing leadersh...

A Night in the Life of a Junior Doctor

Nishant Joshi | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Nishant Joshi

Sleep deprivation is kicking in, hard. I am groggy. Even in front of patients, I rub my eyes and yawn. I can't help it. If a doctor turned up to work drunk, he would instantly be sacked. So why is it deemed acceptable for me to work in this condition?

'Most Hated Man In America' Has Decided NOT To Offer Cheap HIV Medication After All

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The CEO dubbed "the most hated man in America" has reneged on his promise to lower the cost of a life-saving drug used by AIDs and cancer sufferers. ...

Medic Student Banned From Being A Doctor After Posting 'I Will Find You' Taken Quote On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A medic student has been banned from practising medicine because he posted a quote from blockbuster film Taken saying: ""I will look for you, I will f...

Pain - A Personal Perspective

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I know many people who live with pain similar to mine, and many others whose pain manifests itself totally differently. However pain touches them, it needs treating to allow them to live anything near a normal life.

Junior Doctors and the NHS Culture of Management

Julian Vigo | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

The junior doctors' strike this past September protested the proposed salary cuts of up to 30%, an increase in these doctors working antisocial shift...