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August 12, 2015

Online Symptom Checkers - What do they really do for consumers?

Several recent publications and articles have referred to online symptom checkers as tools that help consumers self-diagnose, and some even further..
August 5, 2015

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW2015) - Breast Feeding Questions Answered

All this week over 170 countries worldwide will be celebrating the benefits of and the right to breastfeed, with a campaign run by World Alliance for..
July 29, 2015

Narcolepsy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments | Isabel Healthcare

What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined as recurrent attacks of daytime sleepiness. It is a chronic neurological condition caused..
July 22, 2015

Not Sleeping Well? 4 Facts to help you sleep better

Sleep is a truly fascinating subject for health and wellbeing. Up until the 1920’s, we thought the that brains simply switched off during sleep and..
July 15, 2015

BMJ Symptom Checkers study: self-diagnosis is not the answer

With the rise in Internet use over the past decade or so, health information is now at people’s fingertips and symptom checkers are becoming a part..
July 8, 2015

How Keeping a Travel History could save your life

We hope you’re all almost ready for your holidays this year; you’ve had your vaccinations, you know about sun safety and protecting yourself from..
July 1, 2015

Diagnostic Decision Support: perfect for rare disease awareness

Rare diseases have become big business. Orphan drugs for rare diseases are expected to account for 19% of all worldwide prescription drug sales by..
June 24, 2015

Insect Bites and Stings | 1 Minute Read

With the weather warming up and summer on our doorsteps human encounters with insects are more likely as they love the summer as much as we do...
June 17, 2015

What travel vaccinations do I need?

Going on holiday this summer? Holiday season is fast approaching, and chances are you’ve already booked everything from the rent-a-car to the..
June 10, 2015

WHO World Blood Donor Day 2015 - How to save a life

This week Sunday 14th June sees the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual “World Blood Donor Day.” This event was established in 2004, and is..
June 3, 2015

Where To Now? Triage tools and why A&E isn’t always the answer

In recent years there has been much talk about waiting times in Emergency Rooms and Accident and Emergency. In the US, changes in the way healthcare..
May 27, 2015

Antibiotic Resistance and Diagnosis Error | 1 Minute Read

What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? Antibiotics and similar drugs are antimicrobial agents, and have been used for the past 70 years to treat..