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April 6, 2016

The growing problem that is diabetes - World Health Day 2016

It’s World Health Day again, falling as usual on World Health Organization’s birthday, on Thursday 7th April. Last year we wrote a blogpost about..
March 23, 2016

Symptom: Rectal Bleeding - Isabel Healthcare

Rectal bleeding, also known as hematochezia, blood in the stool or bleeding from the bottom, is often seen as small amounts of bright-red blood on..
March 16, 2016

World TB Day 2016 - What can I do?

How much do you know about TB? Most people would admit to thinking it is a disease of the past, perhaps something they learnt about in school as..
March 9, 2016

The Relentless March of Computers - AlphaGo is World Champion

Today marks an historic moment in the development of artificial intelligence or AI; Google’s AIphago machine has beaten Lee Sedol, the World champion..
March 2, 2016

Rare Diseases Day 2016 - Would you know if you had one?

This week saw Rare Disease Day on the 29th February. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the world, both for the public and also..
February 24, 2016

UK Health Secretary likely to announce campaign to improve diagnosis of sepsis

Readers may remember the tragic story story of 1 year old William Mead who died from sepsis and whom I wrote about last month. His mother, Melissa,..
February 17, 2016

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Healthcare Adaptation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence which can be exhibited by machines or software, which perceives its environment and takes action to..
February 10, 2016

Top 5 Health Apps - do they have a place in the healthcare industry?

In 1977 the Apple II came out, and was marketed at $2638. Within three years they had sold 100,000 of the computers to homes around the USA and the..
February 3, 2016

International Heart Month - what you can do for a healthy heart

It's Heart Month, and no, we don't mean Valentine's day. February 14th may indeed bring with it flowers, cards and gifts for your loved ones, but..
January 27, 2016

I’m a Doctor but please don’t trust me 100% - Sepsis & William Mead

The good old NHS managed to provide a topic for my blogpost just as I was searching for inspiration!
January 20, 2016

The CDC Zika Virus Warning – What should I know?

Zika virus (ZIKV) sparked a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel alert to be issued last weekend. Any pregnant women, or those..
January 14, 2016

Lucy Hill - When you need a blood transfusion in another country

A dangerous and alarming story with a happy ending became viral in the UK this week, when young traveler Lucy Hill had a crash on her moped in..