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Healthcare articles

  • Does my baby need the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis? Dr Dionysios Alexandrou at The Portland HospitalTuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterim tuberculosis. Unlike many infectious diseases, TB is difficult to catch; only a third of people who are in close...
  • How to find a private dentist Private dentistsFinding an available NHS dentist can be a difficult task. They're in such short supply and there can be long waiting lists before you're even considered, but there are still some practices willing to...
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) kill more people each year in the UK than breast cancer, AIDS, and traffic accidents combined.
  • Calories or minutes of brisk walking? WalkerA recent US study has shown that menus displaying the exercise needed to burn calories in meals can help people consume less, which is perhaps an interesting idea to bring to the UK to help tackle...
  • Antibiotic 'apocalypse' warning Prescription costs riseThe Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies has warned that antibiotic resistance poses an alarming threat to modern health and a future without cures for infection if...
  • Knee replacement – why and how? Knee fig aKnee replacement is used as a treatment option for a variety of different conditions including deformity, knee injury, bone tumour and arthritis. Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can...
  • Hip Replacement - why and how? hip replacement AHip replacement is used as a treatment option for a variety of different conditions including deformity, hip injury, bone tumour, bone loss due to insufficient blood supply (avascular necrosis), and...
  • Should children with eating disorders be treated in hospital? Should children with eating disorders be treated in hospital?In this article Dr Dee Dawson raises the issues around treating children with eating disorders as inpatients or outpatients. She also discusses the problems of monitoring the health of anorexics, and...
  • Childhood obesity and government transport policy go to school on your bikeContrary to popular perception, overweight children often eat more healthily than their thinner classmates, which suggests that a lack of exercise, rather than a junk food diet, may be to blame for...
  • Are you getting enough sleep? Are you getting enough sleep?Lack of sleep can be a big problem. In this article, Dr Ian Smith discusses the eaffects of lack of sleep on one's health, highlights the more serious problems relating to sleep deprivation and...
  • What I'll be eating on Christmas Day by obesity expert Dr David Ashton MD PhD Yorkshire puddingsI know some weight loss experts tell their patients that they mustn't deviate from their diets even for a day. I think that's crazy. Below is my honest estimate of what I'll be eating this year. A...
  • Custom made knees: Bespoke knee replacement Glyn Evans - London Knee ClinicEvery year over a million UK residents consult their GP with osteoarthritis. As implant designs and outcomes improve, more of these patients will receive partial or total joint replacements. Indeed...
  • The case for the MMR vaccine: Do London babies need to have any extra vaccinations? The case for the MMR vaccineMeasles is a dangerous illness that can be life threatening for young children. Having the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination has been the subject of much debate in recent years but the MMR...
  • How much do hair transplants really cost? hair transplantPricing for Hair Transplants can be hard to determine prior to a consultation. Want to know why? Read on.
  • Finasteride and sexual side effects: What's the truth? Prescription costs riseFinasteride (often known by brand names like Propecia and Proscar) has been raising eyebrows recently with reports coming in about loss of libido and erectile dysfunction but how much of it is true?...
 
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