UK Medicine

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...

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...