Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to … Read More

DIY test could boost amount of cervical cancer screenings

Earlier this year I expressed ­concern that frighteningly large numbers of women weren’t ­taking up cancer screening ­appointments. There are many reasons why women are slow to respond to requests for these crucial tests. In the first instance, a smear … Read More

Call for more obese kids to have gastric bypass surgery

I find myself shaking my head in disbelief when I read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending gastric bypasses in young children. I’m gobsmacked because weight loss surgery is normally the last resort for severely obese adults who … Read More