Mounting concern over the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) crisis in UK hospitals hit a frenzied note recently after news of the superbug’s latest victim hit the headlines. Baby Luke, born a healthy 7lb 7oz with no apparent...
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
very schoolboy is told by his mum to wash his hands after going to the toilet. Unfortunately, it’s a lesson that hospital doctors still need to learn.
What is circumcision?
Circumcision is the removal of the loose fold of skin, the prepuce or foreskin, at the head of the penis. Many cultures remove the foreskin for religious reasons, but at least 10 per cent
Trauma (trapping the foreskin in a zipper). Apply mineral oil to the zipper, so that it simply slips off (Pediatr Emerg Care, 1993; 9: 90-1) or break the zipper with a pair of bone-cutting pliers (J Urol, 1977; 117: 671).
It is common for families prone to allergic diseases to be advised against keeping pets, but new data suggest it may be time to stop blaming the family dog or cat for the allergic reactions. ...
Possibly the single greatest advance of modern medicine was a discovery made around 1850. Doctors were spreading disease because they weren't washing their hands between seeing patients.
Most of us believe there are only four seasons, but there is a fifth one that runs from November to February - the colds/flu season. Chances are, at some point in your life - and, for some people, once a year