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Your Complete Guide to Allergic Rhinitis

Background
Allergic rhinitis is a potentially debilitating condition that is probably more common than you think. More than 1 in 10 people suffer with allergies and more often than not the nose is one of the main areas affected.

The term allergic rhinitis indicates a condition causing inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses […]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Your Complete Guide to Allergic Rhinitis

Treating arrhythmia with zero radiation at Royal Brompton Hospital

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a well-known corrective procedure. Thanks to new innovative three-dimensional (3D) mapping systems, more cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures. Pioneered by Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist and reader in cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, the unique 3D mapping technique removes the need for […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Treating arrhythmia with zero radiation at Royal Brompton Hospital

Expert Advice: The Truth About Fibroids

Written by Ms Rhona Flemming for Doctify
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths within the uterine muscle. They are extremely common, with approximately 50% of women having fibroids in their lifetime, but most as small and symptomatic.

Some women remain concerned that fibroids may interfere with their chance of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and giving birth.

In this article, Consultant Gynaecologist […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Conditions, Parenting, Top Articles|Comments Off on Expert Advice: The Truth About Fibroids

Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?

Written by Dr Tuck-kay Loke for Doctify
Most of us know that vitamins are good for your health. However, recent evidence has suggested that supplementation of Vitamin D may, in fact, help patients who are regularly using corticosteroid therapy for their asthma. A number of clinical trials have tested whether taking Vitamin D as a supplement has an effect […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?

Inside Our GP Event: What GP’s Need to Know About Women’s Health

Last week, we held our third GP event at Google HQ in partnership with MyLocumManager and Echo. The event was one in a series of inspirational CPD gatherings for busy General Practitioners and featured talks from three leading healthcare professionals.
The Event Rundown
Continuing Professional Development can sometimes feel like a culture of performativity which sees you jumping through hoops […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Hot Topics, Newsletter, Top Articles|Comments Off on Inside Our GP Event: What GP’s Need to Know About Women’s Health

All Ears: What You Need to Know About Pinnaplasty

Written by Professor Iain Bruce for Doctify
What is a Pinnaplasty?
Some people are born with prominent ears that cause them significant psychological distress and lower self-esteem.
Can you Describe the Procedure?
There are two main surgical techniques utilised for correcting prominent ears: ‘suture’ and ‘cartilage scoring’.

Both are established methods and your surgeon will use the technique that gives them the […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Conditions, Skin & Beauty, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on All Ears: What You Need to Know About Pinnaplasty

Interview with Hamish Grierson: CEO of Thriva

What is Thriva and Why Did you Start it?
Thriva is on a mission: To keep people like you on track with your health, like nothing else can.

Practically speaking, we let people track what’s happening inside their bodies using simple at-home blood tests that are analysed by NHS labs. We also work with 700+ specialists and practitioners who use Thriva when they’re running […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Newsletter, Top Articles, For Clinicians|Comments Off on Interview with Hamish Grierson: CEO of Thriva

Keeping on top of your Sexual Health

Written by Mr Narendra Pisal for Doctify

Do you only consider your sexual health when something appears wrong or when embarking on a new relationship?

It is so important to know your sexual health symptoms and be aware of your sexual health at all times, especially as many sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) present no symptoms at all. […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Keeping on top of your Sexual Health

Essential Tips for Female Cyclists from a Gynaecologist

Written by Mrs Pradnya Pisal for Doctify

It is fantastic that cycling is on the increase with more women cycling to work, keeping fit or just taking the kids for a bike ride. However, the act of cycling itself can cause problems for women and their genitalia. Here Consultant Gynaecologist, Mrs Pradnya Pisal, highlights the common problems […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Essential Tips for Female Cyclists from a Gynaecologist

Everything You Need to Know about Total Joint Replacement

Written by Dr Charles Rivière for Doctify

Joint replacements for hips and knees was successfully introduced in the 20th century. In order to prevent implant fixation failure and accelerated polyethylene wear, it was initially recommended (conventional technique) that implants were positioned in a ‘biomechanically friendly’ way, which disregarded most of the individual patient anatomy.

While those initial […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know about Total Joint Replacement