I teach my registrars to be aware how a consultation is making them feel: that can give valuable clues to the patient’s own emotional state.
A recent study suggesting pregnant women shouldn't take SSRIs (antidepressant medication) is just the latest in scare stories that could harm future mothers.
The entrepreneur hiked up the price of an HIV-related drug by over 5,000 per cent and has now been arrested on securities fraud charges.
Unless she changed tack, she was in danger of producing a young man incapable of taking responsibility for himself.
Advances in medical technologies offer great potential to our health service, but they can require many years of investment and R&D before they hit the market. The government is taking steps to address this, but there is a role for other players too.
The main issue is consent. Should we assume that women who have opted to donate other organs are happy to donate their wombs too?
Far from getting reliable information, torture is a gruelling process that yields few results - and harm for both victim and perpetrator.
I have to isolate which aspect of my behaviour it is that is causing me to fall so ill, so frequently. Surely it can have nothing to do with my wine consumption. That is crazy talk.
The assessment might have trashed my timetable but it was an afternoon well spent.
Advances in treatment mean that being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence, but attitudes still lag behind.
Under current rules, men who have had sex with another man in the past twelve months cannot donate blood.
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