Stigma is a Side-Effect of HIV Prevention Medicine

September 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM 0 comments

David Rowlands 100,000 people are living with HIV within the UK, and one-quarter of these are undiagnosed. This is not only within the capital; latest research suggests that one-fifth of people with HIV in the West Midlands remain undiagnosed. This is deeply concerning as statistics suggest there are more peopleRead More

What’s Wrong with Modern Medicine?

July 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM 0 comments

Dr Jim Duthie Despite not knowing much about biology, and being able to successfully treat very few diseases, doctors in the 19th century were held in very high regard. For the most part, they would poke, prod, listen to a chest, and prescribe morphine, and yet, they were considered oraclesRead More

WFN launches first World Brain Day on 22 July

July 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM 0 comments

“Our brain – our future”: Awareness-raising for the importance of brain health – Emphasis on prevention of underestimated burden of disease On 22 July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) launches the first “World Brain Day,” an event dedicated to bringing more attention to the importance of brain health andRead More

Our addition to ERA-EDTA 2014: the EMJ Cow

Our addition to ERA-EDTA 2014: the EMJ Cow

June 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM 0 comments

Our EMJ team recently travelled to Amsterdam to attend and review the 51st Annual Congress of the European Renal Association- European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA). This year was different from the rest as we were very pleased to have our first exhibition stand. As you may know, we likeRead More

Walking Month in May 2014

Walking Month in May 2014

June 1, 2014 at 2:25 PM 0 comments

As you may have noticed across our social platforms this month, we have been spreading the awareness of National Walking Month 2014. Regular exercise such as walking has hundreds of health benefits, in and around the therapeutic areas covered here at EMJ. The benefits of walking can be seen almostRead More

International Coeliac Day 16 May 2014

International Coeliac Day 16 May 2014

April 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM 0 comments

“Improving diagnosis of coeliac disease” As part of this year’s International Coeliac Day, AOECS is raising awareness for an improvement in diagnosis rates of coeliac disease. Recent statistics show that in Europe only approximately 12%-15% of those suffering from coeliac disease obtain a diagnosis. In many cases, the time betweenRead More

Adverse Events

April 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM 0 comments

Dr. James Duthie FRACS A year after I graduated, I was working in an emergency department when one of my colleagues killed someone.  A patient had arrived with chest pain, soon proven to be an ST elevation myocardial infarction.  As per protocol, my friend meticulously took a history of risk factorsRead More

Western Doctor Dilemmas

February 13, 2014 at 7:50 PM 0 comments

Dr. James Duthie FRACS Imagine making an appointment to see an electrician. You talk to them about the layout of your house and the fact that you want modern, artistic lighting, but do not want fuses used as they disrupt the natural flow of electricity through the house. Furthermore, youRead More

Khellin in Vitiligo Treatment

February 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM 0 comments

Dr Agustin Alomar Psoralens + UVA (PUVA) therapy is a well-known treatment for vitiligo, as well as Narrowband-UVB (NB-UVB), but other photochemotherapy regimens for vitiligo consists of khellin as a photosensitiser, a furanochromone extracted of the plant Amni visnaga (5,8 dimetoxi.2 methyl-4,5 furo-6,7 chromone), and UVA irradiation (KUVA). The main advantage isRead More

Urology – Prostate Cancer Impacts

February 13, 2014 at 7:44 PM 0 comments

Judith O’Malley-Ford MBBS (Qld), MPH, JP(Q), FRACGP Prostate cancer does not stand alone as a disease affecting an individual. It has an impact on whole families and the circle of friends of each individual affected by the disease. This of course could be said of anyone diagnosed with cancer. ItRead More