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.
Phil Whitaker draws on his experiences as a doctor to investigate how close we are to a cure for the “emperor of all maladies”.
Long-term medication keeps changing its appearance – round white tablets one month, red ovals the next, with different packaging to boot.
There are hundreds of different rashes, each with tell-tale signs that, with careful observation, can lead clinicians to a diagnosis.