What is Sepsis?

There’s a growing awareness of sepsis as a potentially life-threatening condition. In August 2016, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) branded the condition a “medical emergency”, after figures showing that 72% of patients diagnosed with sepsis had recently been seen by a doctor or nurse who had failed to make the initial diagnosis. The […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

How Many Micro Parasites Are Living On You?

The human body is, in fact, a planet in itself; home to many types of micro bacteria, some helpful, some harmful and some even passed down through our DNA from ancient civilizations. Did you know that 90% of cells in our body are in fact microbes that don’t belong to us! It’s miraculous, although a […]

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Should The Law Dictate How We Teach Sex Education?

In 2013 the number of cases of Chlamydia reported in the US was 1.4m and increases were seen in the reported number of cases for Gonorrhea and Syphilis.  Whilst Gonorrhea and Chlamydia affect mainly young people between the ages of 15-24, it’s young women that have the most serious long term health problems caused by […]

By Joanna | Medical Education