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July Health News

With the summer holidays here, my aim is to find plenty of time to do nothing. But even when I get the chance to, I usually end up doing something. I see the same in healthcare all the time, where there’s so often an overwhelming urge to do something, even when there may be nothing […]

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June Health News

Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

Art and religion are making their first appearances on the news blog this month. But don’t stop reading just yet: we’re also discussing stomach bugs. This month’s research has made me doubt the wisdom of my usual dodgy tummy recovery plan of Dioralyte followed by increasing volumes of mashed […]

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May Health News

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Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

After the positive mood I had last month, I’m feeling a little down. All the latest research is making me a little bit sad: if only we could help the lonely and get the Chinese to eat more fruit. If only Stoke had more parks.

The secret […]

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April Health News

Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

This month I’ve been looking for the best health research with the same excitement of a group of toddlers searching the garden for Easter eggs. The studies I’ve found are too big to eat all on my own, so I’m going to share them with you. If you like […]

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March Health News

Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

With the worst of the winter out of the way and the days getting longer I’m in a positive mood. I’m looking forward to my next cough, I’m less worried about losing my memory and I might even donate a kidney.

Dementia epidemic? What epidemic?

Researchers reported this month that dementia […]

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February Health News

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Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify 

Welcome to my round up of the latest health research. January brings us news about urine infections, IVF, blood pressure and an exciting development in the field of stool transplants.

Urine for a treat

How do you decide whether to take antibiotics for a urine infection? You might […]

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Doctor’s predictions for 2016

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Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

What do the experts think will be the big health breakthroughs in 2016? We asked some of our experts what their predictions are for the next year.

 

Mr Hashim Ahmed, Urology Consultant, Nuada Group

In prostate cancer treatment we have, until now, struggled to tell apart low risk prostate […]

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The Best Health Innovations of 2015

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Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify
Gene editing, face transplants and the rise of antibiotic resistance have grabbed the headlines in 2015. We asked our experts what the most important developments have been in their fields over the last year.

Mr Hashim Ahmed, Urology Consultant, Nuada Group

The single most important breakthrough in urology over […]

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“You may be the best knee surgeon in the world but what does it matter if no one knows about you?”

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MEET TOM HUNT – THE DOCTOR’S DOCTOR

“You may be the best knee surgeon in the world but what does it matter if no one knows about you?” – Tom Hunt

Tom Hunt has been helping doctors run their practices for almost 25 years and he’s getting better at it every […]

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December Health News

Written by Dr Tom Nolan for Doctify

Welcome to my round up of the latest health research and news. This month I’m bringing you some good news about dementia, a paracetamol mythbuster, a puzzling finding about hip arthritis and some blood curdling new evidence.

Get well (just as) soon with paracetamol

Does taking paracetamol stop your immune system […]

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