UK Medicine

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...

Am I a Moderate or a Militant Doctor?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

I am a GP partner and also train junior doctors in inner city Manchester. I have been a doctor for 13 years. I am writing not as a junior doctor but as a voice for my patients that I've looked after for the past 10 years...

Why I Am Beginning to Hope Hunt Genuinely Just Doesn't Understand

Dr Aoife Abbey | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Aoife Abbey

It's been one month since the Department of Health announced their official intentions to recommend NHS employers impose a new contract on junior doctors. Television, radio and social media have been awash with strong feelings, stern warnings and cries of disbelief...

Are You There Yet Hunt? I Have Some More Questions

Dr Aoife Abbey | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Aoife Abbey

Dear Mr Hunt Mr Hunt, I wrote to you last week with respect to my worries surrounding your announced imposition of the new junior doctor contract. I ...

Junior Doctors: Why We Will Win This Battle

Dr Aoife Abbey | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK
Dr Aoife Abbey

Junior doctors already have in their armour all the advantage we will ever need. We have already spent every day of our working career balancing and respecting the needs of patients against our own. We know that mainstream media may chose to be our friend or foe. Indeed, as history has taught us, their allegiance may change on a daily basis. We are grateful for an immense amount of public support, yet we could never forget and so will continue to respect that there are millions of vulnerable, sick patients and their families who do not have the luxury of prioritising anything but their next few hours.

Ex-Health Minister Supports Thousands Of Junior Doctors In Video Plea

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK

An ex-Tory health minister has recorded a video in support of thousands of junior doctors who are marching in London today over the Government's plans...

Check Your Nuts - It Might Save Your Life

Phillip Krynski | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

The year was 2005. I was 15 and in my 10th year of schooling. This was the year I threw up for the first time from tequila shots, first awkwardly kissed a girl at a house party, and I was diagnosed with testicular cancer...