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Doctor in the house

Approximately one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year in England. As part of our fight against this, we have a very much underutilised tool – food. In BBC One’s Doctor in the House, I … Continue reading

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Body over mind

Scientists in the UK are investigating whether some cases of depression could be triggered by an overactive immune system. It’s a theory which is rapidly gaining ground – and there are now a number of trials testing whether some anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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Parkrun triumph for runner who recovered from two strokes

A runner who overcame two strokes, a hole in the heart and a broken back to complete his first five-kilometre parkrun says he will be back to try for a new personal best. Ben Parker had previously been told he … Continue reading

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Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings. The rules, which also end the sale of packets of 10, are designed to deter young people … Continue reading

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Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care

In 2014, Andriani was suffering from dementia, and sold her small house in London to pay for residential care. The 64-year-old’s condition has deteriorated rapidly since then, while the costs to care for her have risen from £60,000 to £100,000 … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Medical Tourism

The development of medical tourism has meant that people looking to receive affordable and quality healthcare are able to do so by travelling to another part of the world. Health tourism is estimated to be worth approximately $40 billion and … Continue reading

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Chester hospital baby deaths to be investigated by police

The deaths of eight babies at a neonatal unit with a “higher than usual” mortality rate are to be investigated by police. Countess of Chester Hospital reported “a greater number of baby deaths and collapses than normally expected” between June … Continue reading

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A creepy solution

I was born in India and, as a young child, I developed a serious gut infection that would have killed me if it hadn’t been for antibiotics. These days a young child in India, with the same condition, would be … Continue reading

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Private surgery 'needs better patient safety regulation'

The Royal College of Surgeons has called for a review of the way private hospitals are regulated, following the case of Ian Paterson. The surgeon was convicted last month of unlawfully wounding patients during breast surgery at private clinics in … Continue reading

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Echopixel – the new 3D image tool for surgeons

Surgeons could soon have a new 3D tool to help them prepare for surgery. Echopixel is a medical imaging system which allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient’s tissues and organs in a 3D form. Traditionally 3D image … Continue reading

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