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Airport screening for Ebola

 A man sneezed on a plane in the US and joked ‘Don’t worry it’s only Ebola.’ This caused a major incident . In Texas, a man with Ebola who had just come from an affected African country was sent home from hospital and told he had a cold even though he explained where he was from and of his fear that his fever was due to Ebola .   282 more words

Diabetes - A Cure at Last!

The Times’ headline on Friday ran ‘Diabetes a cure at last!’ However the press often exaggerates or misunderstands. What really does this breakthrough really mean? 636 more words

Ethical issue of the week - Abortion

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 ‘Men deserve everything women get: waiting periods, purity control and science-free sex education’ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/06/men-women-waiting-periods-science-free-sex-education. A tongue in cheek account that highlighted some of the problems surrounding attitudes to sexuality in the Guardian.However the good news is that… 461 more words

Ethical Scenario of the Week - Should childhood vaccinations be made compulsory? -Answer


It is Autumn and GPs surgeries everywhere are going to be busy vaccinating. As well as normal childhood immunisations and seasonal flu we are vaccinating pregnant mums against Whooping Cough. 937 more words

'NHS worsening deficit nears £500 million' . The NHS in Crisis? - topical issue of the week.

A lot of papers talked about the NHS’s worsening finances and how it was failing to keep up with increasing demand for services. Some discussed a proposal for perhaps charging £10 for appointments and how if they did it might be the beginnings of a slippery slope. 277 more words

The Jehovah's Witness Boy- answer

You are a doctor responsible for the care of a 13 year old boy whose parents are Jehovah’s Witness Church members. Your patient is severely anaemic and you would normally recommend a blood transfusion. 470 more words

Topical Issue of the Week - Ashya King -what rights do parents have over their children's medical treatment?

The story of Ashya King has been widely reported by the press this week. The severely ill, five year old boy was taken from his hospital bed while being treated for a brain tumour. 179 more words