A new study, conducted by the University of Exeter, has uncovered diabetes is more common in Adults than had been recently believed, it argues that some adults may have been incorrectly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when they may actually have type 1. This issue caused me to reflect upon what is considered the truth in medicine, and how scientific discoveries can alter clinician’s understanding of what scientific truth is constantly.
The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, recently announced an increase in taxation for ” white cider”, a higher in alcohol, paler variant of conventional cider that is typically cheaper. The Chancellor argued this addresses “excessive consumption by the most vulnerable people”. This topic made me think about the ethical side of public health and the effect government policy has upon the state of public health.
I thought it would be interesting to reflect upon the public health aspect of medicine in the united kingdom and evaluate the ethics behind government intervention in food. The addition of folic acid to flour being an example of potential government intervention to improve public health.
This article made me think of the profound effect a diagnosis can have upon a patient. The caring side of medicine is fundamentally important to the relationship between clinicians and patients. Occasionally, doctors forget the power they wield with their words.
Here is a hand out I created this week to supplement a presentation I performed to my School’s Medical Society about Lateral Epicondylitis and Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
Med Soc hand out pdf
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Whilst completing my work experience at at the Limes Medical Center in Epping, London I reflected upon the role of IT in how General Practicioners at the practice delivered primary care including the recent and controversial introduction of systmone software at the practice . This article, from the New England Journal of Medicine explores the trials and tribulations of an increasingly digital realm of medicine, from the perspective of neurology.
The issue of high mortality rates following Osteoporotic Hip Fracture has been a persistent issue within surgery. This article, from the BMJ in 2016, details some efforts made by surgeons to reduce the high mortality and morbidity rates of patients sustaining this form of fracture including the use of the total hip arthroplasty procedure.http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2217
I felt this provided interesting reading into a condition that its rarely reflected upon by those considering aspects of orthopedic surgery. This article provides fascinating information about Osteomyelitis, or bone inflammation caused commonly by infection.
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