DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

Should I pay privately to have my teenage son vaccinated against HPV? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions Question:  Should I pay privately to have my teenage son vaccinated against HPV? I have just read that this virus is linked to prostate cancer.  Helen Wood, by email.  Answer:  A good question. Talk of viruses and v­accination has been leading […]

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Dr. Fauci to testify on Capitol Hill at a fraught time for U.S. pandemic response

WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation’s pandemic response. The government’s top infectious disease expert will testify before a House committee, along with the heads of the Centers for Disease […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci: “We’re not there yet” on key steps to reopen economy – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said Tuesday the U.S. does not yet have the critical testing and tracing procedures needed to begin reopening the nation’s economy, adding a dose of caution to increasingly optimistic projections from the White House. “We have to have something in place that is efficient and that we can rely […]

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Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals crisis has tested our GPs as never before

Diary of a GP on the front line: Coronavirus victims coughing all over the surgery, patients demanding sick notes, and the trials of diagnosing care home residents by iPad… Dr NICK SUMMERTON reveals the crisis has tested our GPs as never before Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID How is the pandemic affecting general practice, the […]

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DR MARTIN SCURR and DR MAX PEMBERTON give view on organ donation

With a new opt-out donation law weeks away…DR MARTIN SCURR and DR MAX PEMBERTON question if the NHS should have the right to take our organs? Government says an opt-out system will save an additional 700 lives a year However critics of the system claim organ donation should be a gift, not a given   Adults will be presumed to be organ […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Forget the self-denial of Veganuary… I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING! This is the time of year when we try to atone for the sins of the festive season by embracing some form of self-denial. And this year, ‘Veganuary’ is the word on everyone’s lips. At least half of my friends […]

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At-Home STD Testing Is a Thing, So You Don't Need Dr. Google

It’s not all that uncommon to turn to the Internet when you’re looking for answers. Whether it’s hunting down the best local take-out, figuring out why your car is making that weird sound or even a panicked “what side is my appendix on again?” quick-search, the sage wisdom of various blogs, search engines or friendly Internet strangers can offer at […]

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