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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..
January 6, 2016

‘Cyberchondriacs’ Being Blamed for Overrunning Health Services

2016 has started with an interesting article in the Daily Mail called “'Cyberchondriacs' clogging up A&E after googling their symptoms and worrying..
December 30, 2015

Pediatric Care - 3 Medical Miracles of 2015

Tomorrow marks the end of 2015, and as everyone around the world reflects on the triumphs of the year, the times shared with family and friends, and..
December 23, 2015

How to alleviate holiday stress -  Season's Greetings

It’s ‘Christmas Eve Eve’ as this blogpost goes out, and for those of us who celebrate a traditional Christmas, this day usually means running around..
December 17, 2015

1 Minute Read | Kawasaki Disease | Delay in diagnosis is common.

Kawasaki Disease also known as Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, Kawasaki Syndrome or Lymph Node Syndrome is a medium vessel vasculitis of..
December 9, 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 - HIV myths busted

Last week saw the 27th World AIDS Day on December 1st. The campaign for this year was all about education, and ‘rethinking outdated stereotypes’ of..
December 2, 2015

Do I have the flu? Flu vs Cold, and how to tell the difference

Thanksgiving dinner is over and everywhere, Christmas shopping has begun. It’s the season for giving thanks, giving presents, and for those of you in..
November 25, 2015

Types of Fever Differential Diagnosis - Isabel Healthcare

Fever (also known as pyrexia, high temperature or high fever) is a normal body response to a variety of conditions, the most common being infection,..
November 18, 2015

Why a symptom checker is now valued by doctors and health systems

We have now moved almost 180 degrees from doctors dismissing symptom checkers as potentially harmful things for hypochondriacs right through to the..
November 11, 2015

World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2015 - go blue for breakfast

Saturday 14th November marks the 24th World Diabetes Day. The World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation,..