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Racism plagues the NHS and it's getting worse

At the end of last year, Dr Radhakrishna Shanbhag made headlines when a patient asked if he could have a white doctor instead of him. In a powerful interview, Dr Shanbhag called our national health service a jewel in the crown, but one that needs to take appropriate action to stop the jewel from being

It’s tough for clinical trial participants to learn results

(HealthDay)—Most clinical trial participants are not told the results of their study—even though most people want to know, and researchers want to tell them. The reason: Communication is a big barrier, a new study says. Simply put, researchers and subjects may not speak the same language. Teaching researchers to make their findings understandable to the

What is CBD and what are its health benefits?

Increasingly, products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical component of cannabis, are popping up at grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores, and internet marketplaces. Celebrated for its purported therapeutic effects and legal when derived from hemp—a form of the cannabis plant—CBD can be found in shampoos, hand lotions, skin creams, and even dog treats. Far-reaching medical

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It's time the NHS took insomnia seriously

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Insomnia destroys lives – it’s time the NHS took it seriously There is a condition that affects millions of people, ruining their ability to work and to form relationships, while dramatically shortening their life expectancy. Yet despite it being so common and so debilitating, most sufferers seeking help from their

Slowing brain rhythms can serve as a marker for delirium and its clinical outcomes

An EEG (electroencephalogram) can provide a valuable biomarker for detecting delirium, a serious mental disturbance that is often underrecognized, as well as predicting poor clinical outcomes, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a paper published in Neurology, the team reported that the generalized slowing of brain rhythms, shown as abnormal theta or

Obesity has become the new normal but it’s still a health risk

Nike’s London store recently introduced a plus-sized mannequin to display its active clothing range which goes up to a size 32. The mannequin triggered a cascade of responses ranging from outrage to celebration. One side argues that the mannequin normalizes obesity and leads obese people to feel that they are healthy when in fact they

Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships

As dementia advances, in most cases it can change the behaviour displayed by those with the condition. Such changes in behaviour can bring strain to a wide-ranging network of relationships—from those between people with dementia and their professional carers, between those with dementia and their families, and to relationships between residents in residential care homes—which