Nobody should have to fight or get down on their knees and beg for help. Nobody should be told that they have to get worse before they can get better. Nobody should ever feel belittled, ashamed and humiliated as a result of having the courage to speak out.
The friend of Andrew Lansley was being sought to mount a vigil on the spot where the short Cabinet career of the Health Secretary finally came to a public end.
You don’t have to weigh five stone, have bones protruding like angry Himalayas or have lived by water and green tea alone for weeks on end to have an eating disorder.
They say that a problem shared is a problem halved. But what if that problem is something that you can’t bear to admit to yourself, nevermind anyone else?
There is a disease whose incidence is rising in the UK and most of the industrialised world. However, most people have never heard of this cancer, and even amongst most doctors, the rising death toll from this disease is unknown.
Ambulances were called and three drunk teenagers were brought to my care. One was so drunk we had to suction out the vomit from her mouth to stop her choking to death. Another girl wet herself and then proceeded to vomit on the floor and hurl abuse at the staff. The third was so unconscious we ended up having to take over their breathing and taking them for a CT scan of their head to check that they hadn’t had a head injury. Why on why does this happen so regularly?
In Baan Gerda, a community for HIV infected or affected youngsters in Northern Thailand, a group of young people are finding themselves at the forefront of the battle to educate Thai youth about HIV.
Another day, another report concluding that “integration” is what will save a health and social care system that is rapidly descending into further crisis.
On Thursday, high-profile science journal Nature published a commentary by three academics, which argued that sugar is a toxin and that it should be subject to similar kinds of public-health interventions as alcohol. In other words, sugar should be taxed and restricted just like booze.
Mature medical students come from a more varied background than their undergraduate Contemporaries. Has the rise in tuition fees made studying medicine unattainable to a whole generation of potentially excellent doctors.
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