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Billy Connolly is one of my favourite comedians. The Big Yin, as he is known in his native Scotland, shared some bad news about his health last week. (...)

How would you like if your medical consultations were conducted by a robot? Probably one with a smiling face, programmed to be appropriately empatheti(...)

It’s a diagnosis you can make while the patient is still in the waiting room. A characteristic repetitive hacking cough, typically with a “whoop” s(...)

High-potency statins such as atorvastatin and rosuvastatin showed a significant inverse association with developing dementia. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

The most commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent dementia while also reducing the risk of developing cataracts, new research s(...)

Hasn’t the weather been absolutely amazing? As I write it is another day of dawn to dusk sunshine, with temperatures in the high-20s. And the week bef(...)

How often have you finished off a medical consultation by agreeing with your doctor to do nothing? Probably not very often; there is usually a high-te(...)

One of the less pleasant but essential duties of a doctor is the writing of death certificates. These documents serve both a legal and an epidemiologi(...)

While asthma is recognised as a common condition, it is not generally regarded as a dangerous one. So when you hear of someone with asthma dying sudde(...)

Although never cut out (!) to be a surgeon, I have fond memories of being a surgical intern. For three months I worked with Prof Greg Shanik, Mr Dermo(...)

A man, wearing a surgical mask as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus, pays for medicine at a hospital pharmacy in Khobar city in Dammam. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer (Saudi Arabia)

With the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome/novel Coronavirus (nCoV) and H9N7 influenza A virus exercising the best scientific minds in the World Health(...)

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