UK Medicine

'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...

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...