UK Medicine

The Aids Drug Price Hike Guy Just Got Schooled By A Tinder Match

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

A former hedge fund manager who drove up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by more than 5,000 percent has been schooled on his capitalistic tendenc...

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Included as a Mandatory Part of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum

Jack Fletcher | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Medical school is of course the traditional route for providing prospective doctors with the core knowledge and tools for the practice ahead. By not including FGM as a part of this process, information of even the basic nature of FGM is not being disseminated across the profession. A condition that affects over 130,000 women across the UK should be known to students who can also come into contact with patients that have undergone FGM or at risk of the act.

DARPA's Working On A Brain Chip That Could Turn You Superhuman

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech

DARPA, the Pentagon's ultra-secretive 'Q Lab', is working on a brain implant that could help soldiers (and eventually us mere mortals), learn a skill ...

Can Taking a Selfie Really Help You Live Longer?

Philip Ellis | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

We all remember Microsoft's brief sojourn in facial analytics earlier this year, the 'How Old' website which guessed the age of people on social media with varying degrees of success. But chronological age is not what matters here; instead it is the rate at which a person is biologically aging, which can be affected by their lifestyle and environment.

This Man Will Undergo The World's First Human HEAD Transplant In 2017

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

It's finally happening. A controversial human head transplant operation now has a date and a team of neurosurgeons willing to undergo the procedure. ...

Want to Know Why Doctors Are Going to War With Jeremy Hunt?

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

While Cameron may pacify us that there will be no switch to an insurance-based model (although he wants to "turn the NHS into a fantastic business"), ...

Back to the Future - How to Dismantle the NHS

Youssef El-Gingihy | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics
Youssef El-Gingihy

What do the next five years hold for the NHS? The pre-election jamboree is quickly evaporating. The promise of billions more in funding now feels like a distant sound-bite. The Daily Telegraph recently set the tone with a front page headline in which Jeremy Hunt declared that the NHS now has enough money and will have to make do. However, all the talk on funding in the election debates completely missed the point.

An Astounding Number Of Health Workers Actually Believe In Gay Conversion Therapies

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Britain's leading LGBT charity, Stonewall, is calling for the government to publicly condemn gay conversion therapy after research revealed that one i...

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get Into Medical School?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I'm Dr Hinnah Rafique, the Director of Medicine and Surgery at Help Me I'm A Medic. My top tip - it is never too early to start thinking about what ...

Prevention Not Cure? Taking Pride in HIV Care

Rae Duke | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Now dubbed the 'miracle' HIV pill, PrEP poses some provocative questions for the UK. Does this medicine represent sheer liberation for MSM

In The Future We'll Heal Ourselves Using Electricity

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Cincinnati scientists may have found a way to use electricity to help our bodies quickly heal from injury and wounds. Their experiment works on the...

This Single Test Detects Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have come up with an incredibly cheap blood test that can detect every virus that has ever infected you. VirScan can screen a person fo...

Science Can Now Regenerate Entire Limbs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, scientists have produced an entire limb complete with veins and muscle, in the lab. The artificial rat limb is an exciting...

The Future Of Surgery Is Terrifying Micro Robots Tearing Your Gut Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're squeamish look away now. Scientists at John Hopkins' have come up with an alternative way to perform colon biopsies (as seen in the above...

Alligators Are Going To Cure Your Chest Infection, Not Antibiotics

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

On 2 June microbiologists will be discussing how crocodiles, frogs and snakes can help us fight infections. Antibiotics are of course, so 20th cen...

How 'Uncooking' An Egg Gave Us A Better Way To Treat Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

When Australian scientist, Professor Colin Raston from Flinders University came up with a way to "unboil" an egg, few at the time thought it would one...

Your Body Contains 'Serial Killer' Cells That Can Destroy Cancer Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

Inside each of our bodies live an "army of serial killers" that has the potential to destroy unwanted materials. These assassins go by the name of...

We're Running Out Of Antibiotics, And Fast

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech

A UK government funded review has suggested that unless new antibiotics are found, over 10 million people could be dying every year by 2050 due to unt...

Personalised Vaccines Show Huge Potential To Revolutionise Cancer Treatment

PA | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK

A first step has been taken towards revolutionary cancer treatments that use personalised vaccines to target individual genetic defects. In early test...

Tiny 3D Printed Organs Could Mean The End Of Animal Testing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech

While this might be hard to imagine, the image you're looking at below is actually that of a tiny heart and liver. You can see a collection of tiny...

Springing Into Action for Medicines

Alex Kent | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Alex Kent

I'm dreading Spring. Forget the season of new beginnings, all I can think of are the looming months of itchy eyes, snot filled tissues and freak sneez...

Meningitis Research Foundation Welcomes Protection Against Rising MenW Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

While the rise was initially seen in adults, it has now extended to all age groups and, for the first time in a decade, young children have died as a result of MenW. A rise in cases in students has also been observed.

Putting Technology at the Fingertips of Patients and Doctors Might Just Transform Healthcare

David Lancefield | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Lancefield

There's no one place to see all of the information on our son, whether that's his medical records or progress reports. We combine this information and analysis ourselves on our home PC and in multiple ring binders.

McDonald's To Phase Out Antibiotics In Chicken Amid Resistance Fears

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

McDonald's has revealed that it will be phasing out the use of antibiotics in chicken sold across its UK restaurants. This comes amid health concer...

It's Make Your Mind Up Time: What Do You Want GPs to Do? Part 2 of 2

Dr John Cosgrove | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Dr John Cosgrove

There is little doubt that GPs have the skills and position within their communities to fulfil a variety of different functions. As costs rise, society must consider how it wants to use and pay for such a scarce resource.