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Had Leanne had a gastric band, she might have been eligible for surgery to remove any sagging skin. But there’s no such procedure for those who lose weight through their own efforts.
He had good long-term memory, telling me about his two grown-up sons and his wife, whom he thought was in poor health. “Mary passed away three months ago now,” the carer said gently.
The way to neutralise false anti-vaxxer claims is to provide rational, evidence-based information that respects parents as responsible people capable of weighing competing perspectives.
In recent years, the English NHS’s structure has been quietly revamped and many CCG functions dispersed – leading to a bewildering array of acronyms.
The caveat is that we have to be part of a “primary care network” (PCN) – the new term for groups of practices working together.
Nell wanted to have her partner Arif fly to the UK for her last months of life. The government objected.
All drugs, no matter how apparently innocuous, occasionally cause serious harm
In 2016, Public Health England recommended everyone take vitamin D supplements, yet increasing evidence suggests the actual health benefits are limited.
He couldn’t help himself. He couldn’t talk about anything else. He was repelling everyone around him.
As a profession, we’re supposed to be minimising our antibiotic prescribing to help counter the looming disaster of resistance.