Lifestyle and Global Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases

June 21, 2016 at 8:35 AM 0 comments

Debashis Chowdhury Clinical Fellow, APASL School of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, D-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India Email: cdydev@yahoo.ca The global burden of non-communicable diseases has reached an alarming level. The epidemic of Type II diabetes mellitus has engulfed >50% of the population in some countries andRead More

A Blue-ming Good Way of Promoting Men’s Health

A Blue-ming Good Way of Promoting Men’s Health

August 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM 0 comments

Proudly supported by The Urology Foundation, Blue September is a fun way of delivering a serious message about ‘facing up to cancer in men’. The charity is working to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancers and diseases of the prostate, bladder, and kidneys through the development and supportRead More

Big Ben, Covent Garden, and the Thames: Lessons Learned from a Visit to London—Collaboration Improves Outcomes

, February 27, 2015 at 6:18 PM 0 comments

Dr Kevin Campbell Author of Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Disparities in Care Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA This past week I have had the honour and pleasure of introducing my book Women and Cardiovascular Disease in London. During the book-signingRead More

The Outdoors Meets Human Anatomy on New EMJ Covers

January 26, 2015 at 2:09 PM 0 comments

Interview with Camila Carlow, artist and founder of Eye Heart Spleen, by Daniel Bone, Editorial Assistant for EMJ. The novel creative graphics for our eJournal front pages have stemmed from a desire to make our covers more imaginative and interesting. You will have noticed that the cover of European MedicalRead More

A Tribute to Dr Patrick Francis O’Dwyer

, January 13, 2015 at 2:43 PM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford A brand new year is at our fingertips and with it comes a new opportunity to explore additional avenues regarding the issue of men’s health awareness. Highlighting the presence of prostate cancer and its effects on men and their families is an ongoing process. Sometimes, the effects of prostate cancer strikeRead More

Appropriate Technology

December 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM 0 comments

Dr Catherine Mohr Intuitive Surgical, maker of the daVinci surgical robot Dr Duthie raises many excellent points in his blog post, Limited Resources.  This is an essential conversation that we, in the global medical community, must continue to have. I would hesitate to assert though, that clinicians or companies from economicallyRead More

Limited Resources

November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM 0 comments

Dr Jim Duthie Last week I had the opportunity to attend a small breakfast meeting where the speaker was Dr Catherine Mohr. Dr Mohr is an extraordinary individual (see http://www.catherinemohr.com/), originally trained in Medical Engineering at MIT, then going on to study Medicine at Stanford. She has a knack not onlyRead More

The Role of GPs

October 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford Recently, I spoke to a group about the role of the General Practitioner (GP) in the community, about the complexity of the role, and about its challenges of engaging with hospitals, health funds and providers of funding, and with the patient groups. I have many interests inRead More

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