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Dave W Healthy Living Professional

Oxford, United Kingdom
The inCapitalHealth blog accompanies our website www.incapitalhealth.com which is all about medical education for patients
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A patient in the UK has received the world's smallest pacemaker by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Cardiologists in Southampton have become the first in the UK to fit a patient with a revolutionary pill-sized pacemakerA small elec ... Read on »
Common medications affect memory in elderly by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Common prescription medications used to treat a diverse range of conditions from anxiety to allergies could have a negative impact ... Read on »
Endometriosis link to banned pesticides by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The cause of the debilitating gynaecological condition endometriosisA condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus (wom ... Read on »
Patients receiving mixed levels of IBD care, latest UK audit results show by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Patients are experiencing differences in the quality of care and treatment they receive for Ulcerative Colitis (UC) according to th ... Read on »
Playing football or rugby - beware injuries to the thigh and groin by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education With the rugby autumn internationals upon us and the football season steaming ahead now is a good time to think about how to preven ... Read on »
Treating pain caused by sciatica and brachialgia by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Dramatic and obvious changes take place to the spine as we get older and these frequently cause problems. The vertebrae of the spin ... Read on »
Visualising a safe place reduces the pain of medical procedures by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Visualising a safe place can reduce the pain and anxiety caused by invasive medical procedures, according to new research carried o ... Read on »
"My Knees Ache - should I see a knee specialist?" by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Clearly the first port of call should always be the GP, however, modern attitudes to teating knee pain vary greatly and so it is imperative ... Read on »
‘White coat’ impact on blood pressure confuses Heart Disease Diagnostics by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education According to a landmark study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) some patients with high blood pressure will see their pressure levels climb even higher, if a ... Read on »
'Natural' prescription drugs in food by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education …Is chemoinformatics the science of producing addictive food? Probably. "Food is a whole new experience, man", is an expression ... Read on »
1 in 10 antibiotic prescriptions fail to effectively treat infection by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A 20-year study has shown that 1 in 10 of all antibiotic prescriptions fail to treat the infectionInvasion by organisms that may be ... Read on »
10 things you should know about HPV Vaccination and Cervical Cancer by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Most of the emphasis for HPV vaccination has so far been on women and the NHS has decided to provide one type of vaccine (despite a choice) to only one age group of women. T ... Read on »
3-D imaging and printing aid advances in facial reconstruction surgery by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Recent years have seen the use of pioneering and innovative techniques to reconstruct the face after injury, traumaA physical injur ... Read on »
61% of Americans Seek Health Info Online by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education USA Today says that the number of adults who turn to the Internet for health information has nearly doubled in the past two years, from 31% to 60% – here’s the link to the ... Read on »
7 things you should know about Cervical Cancer by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Adeola Olaitan is Chair of  the North London Gynaecological Tumour Board. She works at the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at University College Hospital and private ... Read on »
85,000 people with diabetes in London risk losing sight by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Leading health charity Diabetes UK warns today that more than 85,000 people with diabetes in London are at increased risk of losing their sight because they are not being ... Read on »
A Big Flap About a Bit of Flu by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Of course, we shouldn’t forget that this is not the first time a spectre of devastating pandemicAn outbreak of infectio ... Read on »
A Breast Cancer Expert comments on whether women should take Tamoxifen for more than five years by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education   The recent data from the ATLAS study show that women who had Tamoxifen for at least ten years as an adjuvant treatment, follo ... Read on »
A Crucial Blow to Medical Paternalism? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A bit of mediical background first; Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency and occurs in 1% of all vaginal births. During bi ... Read on »
A Fresh Pair of Eyes by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Having been a consultant ophthalmologist for over 25 years both in the NHS and the private sector and an adviser to fou ... Read on »