UK Medicine

A Model For AI In Healthcare

Roger Smith | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Smith

Everyone who has delivered or received health care knows that the system is human-touch intensive and very complex. It requires a prodigious variety and depth of expertise across the employee base of clinicians, administrators, and clerical staff. T

The Six Signs Of Sepsis - The Silent killer

Emma Hammett | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hammett

Sepsis, accounts for 44,000 deaths in the UK every year. It is so critical that patients with sepsis receive immediate treatment that the NHS have set targets to be able to recognise and treat Sepsis within one hour. Sadly, many NHS Trusts are failing to meet these targets and it is this delay in response which can be held accountable, in part, for the shocking fatality rates.

The Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About

Mr David Ralph | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

Ignorance, shame and embarrassment are not worth risking your health for. If you notice any of the symptoms of the above conditions, go to your doctor and make sure you get it checked out - it can't hurt.

A New Cocktail Of Immunotherapy Drugs Has Been Found To Kill Cancer Cells

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers believe they’ve found the perfect cocktail for giving immunotherapy the boost it needs in fighting cancer. The team from the U...

'Complete The Course' Antibiotics Advice Is Incorrect, Experts Suggest

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s time to call an end to the “complete the course” message for some antibiotics, experts have said. Writing in The British Medical Journal (B...

Five Tips To Impress Medical School Admissions Tutors With Your Personal Statement

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

Applicants often dread writing their personal statement. Prospective medical students are repeatedly told complex, confusing and irrelevant information about how to make their application stand out from the crowd. As a result, many are unaware of what medical school admissions tutors are truly looking for, what information to include and how to make sure they are ticking the right boxes.

Numbers May Have Gone Down, But Animal Research Remains Vital

Tom Holder | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Tom Holder

In the UK, animal experiments are carried out under highly regulated conditions, and are only allowed where there are no non-animal methods that can be used instead. Animals are not used for testing tobacco (banned in 1997) or cosmetics (banned in 1998), but research is carried out to continue to make progress on the many diseases which remain a scourge on humanity.

That Painful Bend 'Down There'? It's More Common Than You Think

Mr David Ralph | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

The condition causes curved and painful erections where fibrous scar tissue forms in the penis, as well as thickened nodules (called plaques) in the shaft. It's unclear why collagen is deposited in the penis like this - it's sometimes due to a genetic condition, or it could be caused by scar tissue formation brought about by an injury.

Medicine Information Leaflets Are 'Unreadable' And 'Impenetrable', Experts Warn

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Medicine information leaflets must be improved so they can be easily read and understood, experts have said. The Academy of Medical Sciences warned th...

Avoid Getting Served An Injury This Tennis Season

Ian McDermott | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

Each year, tennis courts across the country experience a surge in bookings as a result of the warmer weather and 'Wimbledon fever'. But whilst it's great that more people are inspired to pick up their racquets, they must also be wary of the injury risks the additional strain is placing on them.

The Healing Power Of Music

Dr Sara Ahmed | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Sara Ahmed

Unity is what we have seen in Manchester since the tragedy - everyone has come together as one regardless of his or her colour or religious preferences. 'Don't Look Back in Anger' was sung after the minute's silence, the song strengthening the social connection, the lyrics transforming a negative experience into positive words, which for some will steer them towards the path of healing.

Stem Cells: The Miraculous Blood In Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

Kerstin Vintila | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Kerstin Vintila

My husband and I were at a Baby Show recently and walked past a stem cell storage bank display on our way to the popular pram and cot displays. At the time, we didn't really stop to think about it, however we did make a mental note to have a look into stem cells later on as we weren't too sure what storing stem cells actually entailed or the process involved.

Whatsapp Doc? NHS Failure To Update Cold War Era Tech Forcing Medics To Use Unsafe Apps To Help Save Lives

Dr Felix Jackson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Felix Jackson

Saving lives through great communication is just as valid and important as saving lives through great surgery. This is a message that needs to be shouted from the rooftops - and from the mobile phones - of everyone involved in healthcare.

Chronic Disease Is A Public Health Crisis

Dr G. Richard Olds | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr G. Richard Olds

We may be living longer in The West, but not all of us are living well. In England, an estimated 15 million people suffer from chronic health issues,...

Neanderthals Actually Used 'Aspirin' Just Like Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech

Most people would agree that having a packet of tablets to hand that can magically make pain disappear is one of the marvels of modern medicine. Espec...

Introducing The Future Of Medicine: Medical Concierge

Kirsty Ettrick | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Ettrick

A medical concierge service is often wrongly perceived as a product for the rich and the elite, but when a member of your family or a close friend receives a devastating diagnosis, you need answers, quickly and at an accessible cost, which is something we are now able to provide.

An Anti-Ageing Hormone Could Unlock Treatments For Kidney Disease

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

Despite the seeming inevitability of ageing, humans actually contain many of the tools that allow us to live longer. One of these tools is an anti-age...

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Samuel Goh | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

Over those two hours, I was allowed to be silly, to escape from the adult world and into the world of this toddler. Even though it was brief, it was very much needed. Kids aren't that scary, it turns out. You just need to be brave enough to think silly, to not make sense at all, and to have the courage to put a chocolate snowman on your porch in the middle of summer.

This Groundbreaking Device Lets People With Complete Locked-In Syndrome 'Talk'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

Four patients with complete locked-in syndrome have finally been able to communicate with those around them. Doctors at the Wyss Center for Bio and Ne...

The Devastating Disease Too Many Men Are Hiding

Mr David Ralph | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mr David Ralph

So why haven't you ever heard of this disease? Because Peyronie's is an embarrassing condition - it affects the penis. Most men avoid the doctor at the best of times and are even less likely to go if the problem is an intimate one. Others wrongly believe there are no treatments available and try to cope alone.

#MySmearStory

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

I remember leaving the clinic wanting to throw up. No one had really explained to me what was actually going on or told me what was wrong. Perhaps they thought I knew or perhaps they thought it was best I didn't. I called my mum straight away and she began the wave of 'It will be fine's that crashed down on me for the next month.

A Big Step Forward In Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Heather Blake | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Heather Blake

Today we have taken a big step towards solving this dilemma. The final full results of a ground breaking research study - PROMIS - have been published in the Lancet. The findings show that giving a man a multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scan before a biopsy can radically improve the accuracy of the diagnostic process for prostate cancer.

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually regrowing entire organs. While thos...

We're All Superheroes Now

Samuel Goh | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

As I grew up, I realised that superheroes really did exist. They don't wear capes or spandex, though. You won't seeing them flying in the clouds, riding neon-coloured cars, or swinging across buildings. Some of them wear stethoscopes, some of them wear a uniform and some we will never know their names.

Bad Data Is Bad For Your Health

Claire Woodcock | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Biases can only be fixed if you're aware of them, yet the clinicians who may have learned from past research are not the people who develop algorithms. How can we expect a programmer with a Computer Science degree to recognise that the data he is looking at is biased?