Expanding Science of Yoga: Seeing is Believing

Expanding Science of Yoga: Seeing is Believing

June 21, 2017 at 4:03 PM 0 comments

Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam Dean of Research Studies and Senior Scientist, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India June 21st is the International Day of Yoga, and the whole world is now geared up for celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga. The day is very special for India, where yoga originated >6,000 years ago. Yoga isRead More

Humane Resources: Funding Restrictions in Rare Rheumatic Diseases

June 12, 2017 at 4:07 PM 0 comments

Dr Taryn Youngstein Rheumatology Registrar, London @TYoungstein As any rheumatologist knows, most non-medical individuals don’t really know what ‘rheumatology’ is.  Not so much of a bad reputation, as no reputation.  Relatives and friends don’t usually understand it, often considering it a non-operative branch of orthopaedics, with rheumatologists seen as expertsRead More

A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Social Media

A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Social Media

June 7, 2017 at 10:16 AM 0 comments

Chadi Alraies MD Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC, USA Alraies@hotmail.com Like it or hate it, social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, is having an impact on medicine. It is changing the way healthcare providers, including cardiologists, interact with each other and their patients, and it is helping disseminateRead More

Critical Non-Essentials V’s Marginal Gains Giving the F word to GB Athletes

Critical Non-Essentials V’s Marginal Gains Giving the F word to GB Athletes

June 5, 2017 at 9:24 AM 0 comments

Spencer Gore Director, European Medical Journal @SJGore The first ‘business book’ I remember reading many moons ago was ‘Winning’ by Sir Clive Woodward. I’m not sure how many people would call it a business book either, rather a sporting biography, however in my eyes it’s a great business book. I’mRead More

Challenge 273 – Could you do it?

Challenge 273 – Could you do it?

May 30, 2017 at 10:54 AM 0 comments

Spencer Gore Director, European Medical Journal @SJGore So today sees the launch of Challenge 273. This consists of 3 separate challenges over the next 12 months starting today, the 28th May 2017 and finishing on the 27th May 2018. For all 3 challenges, we have one goal, to raise £27,300 for charity. The 3 challenges haveRead More

This May, EMJ Supports

This May, EMJ Supports

May 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM 0 comments

Kim Cordell Product Development Administrator, European Medical Journal @EMJ_Kim As May draws to a close, the European Medical Journal (EMJ) looks back at the awareness campaigns we have supported this month, including Make May Purple, World Ovarian Cancer Day, Sun Awareness Week, and World Lupus Day. Hosted by the StrokeRead More

Cheers to April!

Cheers to April!

May 9, 2017 at 3:41 PM 0 comments

Kim Cordell Product Development Administrator, European Medical Journal @EMJ_Kim Instead of dilly-dallying around looking at what May is yet to bring, this month we’ve decided to shake up our style and look back at how April went faster than James Bond can say “shaken, not stirred”.  With the Easter bunniesRead More

New Markers Predict Accelerated Diabetic Eye Disease!

May 9, 2017 at 8:49 AM 0 comments

Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF); Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, India baluglobaldiab@gmail.com Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the late complications of diabetes and it usually affects people who have had diabetes for a considerable duration of time. New research fromRead More

Leprosy: A Disease That Still Exists

April 26, 2017 at 8:31 AM 0 comments

Fiona Graham Communications Officer, Lepra, Colchester, UK Correspondence to FionaG@lepra.org.uk If you think leprosy is a disease of the past, think again. Leprosy is still rife in the developing world and the poorest of communities overseas and is most prevalent in areas in which many live below the poverty lineRead More

Making Patients Number One: The Invisible Side of Healthcare

April 21, 2017 at 4:26 PM 0 comments

Priska Uusitalo Editorial Assistant, European Medical Journal MENTAL HEALTHCARE within the UK and globally has come under increasing scrutiny. With mental health problems being the main cause of overall disease burdens, the second leading cause of disability worldwide, and a major contributor to suicide,1 there are calls for innovation inRead More