Type 1 Diabetes in Adults

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.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/new-research-suggests-type-1-could-be-as-common-in-adults-as-children

Increase in taxation of “white cider”

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42080891

The shifting role of technology in the delivery of Medicine, from the perspective of Neurology

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.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1705348