UK Medicine

A Chemical Found In US Everyday Items Linked To Host Of Deadly Diseases

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech

Hazardous hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, toys and even cosmetics could be costing the US...

Tasmanian Devil's Milk Could Contain The Key To Killing The Worst Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech

The Tasmanian devil could be an unlikely new hero in the fight against some of the world’s most deadly superbugs. Sydney University researchers have...

Researchers Have Successfully Stopped Alzheimer's Developing In Mice

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that by modifying the genetic makeup of a virus they can successfully inhibit Alzheimer’s disease ...

Air Pollution Has Been Linked To Dementia

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech

Air pollution, along with a range of other environmental factors have been included in a new shortlist linked to the risk of getting dementia. Scienti...

Immortaility Out The Window? Scientists Reveal The Oldest Age A Human Can Live To

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech

Immortality has been considered by many, to be the ultimate achievement for humanity. To defeat death is to defeat the last great hurdle we seemingly ...

We're #NotAllHunts

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Siema Iqbal

Jeremy Hunt pledged to make the NHS "self-sufficient" after Britain leaves the EU by increasing the number of training places by 1500 per year startin...

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

British Scientists May Have Cured A Man Of HIV

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

British scientists could be one step closer towards finding a permanent cure for HIV. A 44-year-old social worker in London appears to be completely f...

2016 Nobel Prize For Medicine Awarded To Cell Pioneer Yoshinori Ohsumi

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

The 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has gone to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his pioneering work on autophagy - the process in which cells degener...

Researchers Discover An Antibiotic Replacement That's Kryptonite For Superbugs

Caters | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Tech

Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ could soon be a thing of the past after a team of Australian scientists discovered a protein that literally rips ...

Experimental Treatment Slows Progress Of Huntington's Disease For Months

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Tech

An experimental new treatment has been shown to reduce the activity of the gene responsible for Huntington’s disease for several months on end. The ...

Why All The Hate, May?

Samuel Goh | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

Everyone's A Healer: Letting Vulnerability Heal Both Ourselves And Others

Giles Dawnay | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Dawnay

There seems a deep irony in human behaviour that even though we chase strength in order to be loved and accepted, it is through vulnerability that our truest relationships are formed.

Scientists Develop Revolutionary Eye Test To Detect Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists may have developed a revolutionary eye test that can detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms surface. The UCL research team said prom...

Your Nose Is Filled With Bacteria That Could Be Saving Your Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

The human nose is an astonishing tool, not content with giving us one of our senses scientists are also starting to learn more about its other propert...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

This "Living Hip" Could Make Metal Hip Replacements A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech

This could be the end of metal hip replacements as scientists have designed a new “living hip” from stem cells. The team of scientists in the USA ...

Doctors Fear 'Super Acne' As Condition Becomes Resistant To Antibiotics

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors have warned that patients could soon be suffering with “super acne” as current treatments for the skin condition becomes less effective. A...

What Makes a Skin Expert?

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.

Nurofen Back Pain Advert Banned For 'Misleading' Customers

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Nurofen TV advert has been banned by the UK's advertising watchdog for misleading customers by telling them their pills specifically target back pai...

Ask the Expert: How to Tackle Revision

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I hope this blog post has helped you to think of a few strategies that you could use to combat your stress levels before your upcoming exams. How do you get rid of stress? If you've got any tried-and-tested strategies, do let us know - you definitely don't stop needing them after you graduate!

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...