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January 31, 2019

#SmearforSmear - Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

January 21st-27th was cervical cancer prevention week in the UK, where charities everywhere try to educate and raise awareness of cervical cancer,..
January 24, 2019

Could I have encephalitis? Symptoms, types and causes

Encephalitis is a rare, acute brain disease which affects around 1 in every 200,000 people each year. Anyone can contract encephalitis, but it is..
January 17, 2019

1 Minute Read - What is Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)?

This disease, which shares many clinical features with similar spinal cord and brain conditions such as polio and Guillan-Barré syndrome, has had a..
January 10, 2019

Could I have glaucoma? Glaucoma symptoms, causes and treatments

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month in the US, an important time to spread the word about the world’s 2nd leading cause of blindness..
January 4, 2019

What is the future of health AI? Reflections and predictions for 2019

It’s the start of 2019 and many exciting things are on the horizon for Isabel and the industry of AI in medicine as a whole. As we go into January we..
December 21, 2018

Winter Bugs - common cold, influenza and gastroenteritis

Winter has arrived and with a combination of the colder weather which bugs thrive in, and the buildup for the holiday festivities,  there is an..
December 13, 2018

Could I have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - or is it just Christmas?

It’s no secret that the holidays can often be associated more with exhaustion than enjoyment. Presents to buy and wrap, relatives to visit, food to..
December 6, 2018

How do we use symptom checkers? An Isabel Infographic

At Isabel we are always pushing for more research and independent studies into symptom checkers and their use. Isabel has been around since 2000, but..
November 29, 2018

Different types of pancreatic cancer - PC Awareness 2018

November has been Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM), where people all over the world raise awareness and promote research into this..
November 22, 2018

Could I have appendicitis? Appendicitis symptoms and removal

Appendicitis is an acute medical condition where the appendix becomes inflamed and can eventually burst. It requires urgent medical attention, and..
November 8, 2018

Could I have a brain tumor? Brain tumor symptoms and diagnosis

A story currently doing the rounds on the web reports how Mark Givens, recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, lost his driving license due to..
November 1, 2018

Celebrating children's hospitals this Halloween

Yesterday saw 31st October, a day when many choose to celebrate Halloween, dressing up in scary (and some not so scary) costumes and to do a round of..
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