Tag: NHS

Living With BIID: I Want To Cut Off My Leg

NICK O’HALLORAN: Leg – I’d like it to be amputated, that’s what I perceive to be my end goal. NICK O’HALLORAN: BIID is shortened for Body Integrity Identity Disorder and which is a condition where the brain doesn’t recognise an aspect of the body. For me, the map stops on the right leg, three inches…

By Jose Scott February 17, 2020 0

HIV and pregnancy | NHS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Jo Rowan, Senior Health Trainer, Terrence Higgins Trust Basically, HIV is an illness. It attacks your immune system. The main ways of catching HIV are through unprotected sex with somebody who has HIV. Other ways that the virus can be passed on are from a woman to her child…

By Jose Scott January 4, 2020 2

Rheumatoid arthritis | NHS

My name’s David Scott. I’m a consultant rheumatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and an honorary professor at the University of East Anglia. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic destructive disease of the joints. It classically involves the small joints of the hands and feet first. It affects women more commonly than men, classically…

By Jose Scott December 23, 2019 53

Facebook Live: The Dirty War on the NHS

and welcome to this live Facebook broadcast that is jointly being done by the PCS union and by the People’s Assembly we’re broadcasting live from PCS headquarters and first of all can I introduce the guests who I’m going to have a discussion with today, firstly we’re delighted to have John Pilger with us, the…

By Jose Scott December 10, 2019 0

Pregnancy and Diabetes

Pregnancy and Diabetes Planning a holiday? a wedding? How about …pregnancy? Even if you aren’t trying, it’s important to plan ahead with diabetes, and talk to a health care professional. Step One: Always Plan Ahead For women with diabetes who do not plan for pregnancy the risk of serious complications is about 1 in 10.…

By Jose Scott December 4, 2019 0