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April 29, 2015

Amenorrhea (Absent Periods) | 1 Minute Read | Symptom Information

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or monthly periods.  It may occur in women before the menarche (before periods have started), after the..
April 22, 2015

Medical Screening - No Substitute for an Informed Patient

Two interesting stories appeared in the press recently covering very different approaches to medical diagnosis. The first is a targeted approach and..
April 15, 2015

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Hay Fever

Hay fever season is upon us, and if you suffer from this seasonal allergy, soon, if you’re not already, you’ll be sneezing every minute and wanting..
April 8, 2015

Food Poisoning - Knowledge is Prevention on World Health Day 2015

Yesterday marked this year’s World Health Day, meaning the World Health Organization (WHO) select a subject of growing concern surrounding global..
April 1, 2015

6 Tips for Successful Differential Diagnosis Tool Adoption

Implementing any new system or protocol into a large and busy environment such as a hospital can be daunting, and it can often seem like there are..
January 16, 2015

Symptom checker- vital tool for patients in brave new world

In the space of just two weeks, a paper has appeared and a new UK government task force has been launched which both point to the important role that..
November 26, 2014

Travel History & Diagnostic Decision Support Tools in the Ebola Fight

I wrote about Ebola and the importance of mobile diagnosis decision support in 2012 when the last outbreak occurred. Now in 2014, West Africa is..
October 23, 2014

5 Year Forward Report - NHS England Key points on Diagnosis

 NHS England today 23rd October 2014 has published its 5 Year Forward Report which shows the NHS is at a cross road and needs to change and improve..
February 24, 2014

Stuff You Should Know About Symptom Checkers

There is increasing coverage and discussion in the press about the empowered consumer and all the tools that are now available for people to use to..
November 19, 2013

“The Biggest Mistake Doctors Make” is diagnostic

The Wall Street Journal ran a special report on healthcare this week and included two great articles that both referred to the Isabel diagnosis..
November 8, 2013

Why we should be guiding patients from the start

A study entitled ‘The Ecology of Medical Care Revisited’ from the NEJM of June 2001 graphically shows how important it is to try and guide and..
October 7, 2013

Patients’ Diagnostic Accuracy is Better than Physicians!

Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic..