As long ago as 2001 the Department of Health warned that malaria might become endemic in the UK by mid-century, thanks to global warming.
Doctors often get gut instincts about cases; we knew something significant was going on.
Funnelling science-obsessed sixth formers into six years of study and then spitting them out in the direction of poorly people is not always a recipe for success.
In the 1980s, Dr James Read set about encoding medical information into a system that aimed to cover every conceivable clinical scenario.
Sleep apnoea and narcolepsy were ruled out – until Ben remembered that sometimes his legs would buckle beneath him.
Her brush with death seemed to have given her a renewed joy in life, despite the hardships.
The rare condition typically leads to moderate learning disability and cardiovascular abnormalities but also striking verbal flair and a passion for music.
The ever-tightening squeeze on social care is just one way in which austerity is affecting my patients.
Each week in the UK, 84 men kill themselves – three times the number of women.
In a 2011 study, only 25 per cent of patients who tested positive for influenza actually had any symptoms.