Change A Mind: Addiction And Society

Luke Chandley | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone destroy themselves. It's that simple. Or no, actually, it's not that simple. Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone with a disease so misunderstood destroy themselves. There's a big difference.

New Treatment Means Some Types Of Blindness Can Be Reversed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

Vision loss that was previously considered irreversible can actually be partially reversed and patients given “significant vision improvement” acc...

Machine Revolutionising Killing Cancer Trialled In UK For First Time

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech

A revolutionary device called the Mobetron is being trialled in a UK hospital to help fight cancer. The device delivers radiotherapy - one of the trea...

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

Human Rights Must Take Precedent Over Intellectual Property Rights

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

As duty bearers of human rights, it is the responsibility of states to ensure that their citizens are able to realise their rights. The High Level Panel's recommendations are set to come out in June and will be addressed to heads of state. It is yet to be known whether these recommendations will have an accountability mechanism attached to them so it may well fall to civil society to hold governments to account.

Does Thermage Work? A Woman With Problem Skin Investigates

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Style
Annette Bette Kellow

As I got better I proceeded to try a variation of treatments- peels, microdermabrasion and seaweed were the cuisine of the day! Much to my annoyance I couldn't see improvement, even after purchasing all the 'luxury' creams. So I decided to scratch below the surface- literally.

Chemical Lobotomy: The Madness of the Over-Prescribing Anti-Depressants

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

There is no doubt that medications can sometimes be beneficial, particularly if they are used sparingly and temporarily. But it is scandalous that hundreds of millions of human beings around the world are suffering addiction and adverse reactions to powerful psychotropic drugs which give them no benefit.

Moroccan Hideaway in the Heart of London: A Luxury Hammam at The Spa at Dolphin Square

Chloe Gunning | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Days don't come more grey than this particular Monday. Torrential rain. Chilly breeze. Chaos on the roads. Abandoned umbrellas strewn along the paveme...

Gene Therapy Proves Promising For Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Clinical trials of gene therapy have shown "encouraging results" for sufferers of cystic fibrosis - the most common and lethal inherited disease in th...

Moving Beyond the War on Drugs: Using Evidence to Tackle the Causes of Drug Use

Darren Hall | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Last week I hosted an open debate about substance misuse. It proved so popular we spent the evening adding chairs at the back of the room. In the mids...

It's Time for New Guidance on Sleep Apnoea

Meg Munn | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

Current estimates suggests that OSAS is prevalent in over 15% of HGV drivers and in 2013 alone there were 1,713 fatal road traffic accidents. The large vehicles on our roads recorded more of these fatalities than any other vehicle type. OSAS remains a huge problem, but it is not one without a solution, and a 4 week one at that.

Things You Should You Know About Taking Medication

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

I thought I was maybe nearing my way to remission. I thought I had got to a point where the illness didn't define my life any more, where it didn't disable me. I thought I had it under control.

The Darker Side of Success

Dr Rafael Euba | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rafael Euba

There is nothing wrong with having "a dream", of course. The incentive of a final goal may help us focus and cope with some of the trials that life throws at us. But the narrative of life is often fractured and essentially unpredictable, so living with the only purpose of arriving in a particular predesigned place is a bad strategy.

Until You've Wheeled a Mile In My Shoes...

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Please before you pass judgement on anyone's quality of life, stop and think. Don't just claim "I couldn't cope", as I really think you could. Pain, like many other trials in life, can be beaten. It can be medically treated and psychologically mastered, with help, and so we need to have a sensible debate on quality of life before we go any further down a road that may be very hard to come back from.

How Come Patients Sometimes Stop Treatment?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lykke Scheel Lyons

How come we don't know when to give up and when to keep going? What price are we willing to pay for life? Would we do whatever it takes to prolong it? Should we be allowed to determine when to stop treatment, when we or a relative become seriously ill?

Life After Cancer...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

For many, these fears don't evaporate when they finish treatment. We spoke to post-cancer patients and found that nearly a third (30%*) felt under pressure to 'bounce back' more quickly that they would have liked after treatment. For more than a quarter (28%) the expected 'euphoria' of being given the 'all clear' was actually replaced by the fact they simply felt 'emotionally drained'.

Am I Bi-Polar?

Pam Warren | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

"After all this time might I be Bi-Polar rather than still suffering from PTSD?" was the question I posed to Anton Kruger, my psychologist, in March of this year. The reasoning for my question was that it is coming up for 14 years since the train crash which is a significant amount of time. Surely I must be over it by now?

Would You Be First In Line For Experimental Treatment On The NHS?

Ed Fletcher | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Mrs Baker is a 31-year old mother from County Durham. After suffering from extreme back pain for a couple of years, made worse by the birth of her dau...

A Problem Shared Is a Problem Halved

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

Sometimes I look back at my life 12 years ago; before alopecia. If I am honest with myself I do at times miss having hair, especially my eyelashes and eyebrows; which are what shape our facial features.

When They Come for You?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Mik Scarlet

If we do begin begin doling out medicine dependent on "societal benefit" how long will it be before we also follow counties like Belgium and euthanize sick and disabled children, as not only are they "suffering" but they will never be useful members of society?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Losing Sleep Due to Pain

Reno Charlton | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Research was recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology indicating that lack of sleep caused by RA symptoms has been affecting overall quality of life for some sufferers, with women said to be affected on a greater level than men.

Is the Economic Climate Causing a Rise in Addiction?

Reno Charlton | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

For many people, the abuse of alcohol, substances, and illegal drugs can be fuelled by a variety of life events. Financial problems, relationship problems, and work related issues are all common factors that can lead to a person reaching breaking point and turning to substances or alcohol.

Eating Disorder Treatment: How Accessible Is It to University Students?

Esther Rich | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Rich

No matter how old you are, if you have or have had an eating disorder and are at or have been to university, please do take just five minutes of your time to fill it out. Your contribution to this vital research could play an integral part in improving the lives of hundreds of students with all types of eating disorders and the services on offer to them!

Can You Really Suck Your Tummy Off Without Surgery?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

So spring beckons and I've embarked on a new keep-fit regime, involving dieting and light(!) exercise and, inevitably, this has involved the identific...

AA and My Nan

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

My nan is all kinds of great. She is strong. She had six kids in nine years. She worked. Raised a big family on very little. She's seen a lot of life and she never judges anyone. But there are some problems outside her realm of experiences these days. So as much as my nan remains my favourite person, she's not always the most relevant. Oldest is not always best.