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Poop Transplants: Why And -- Cringe -- How Doctors Perform Them

The poop transplant procedure could be taking on new applications in the wake of a new study. Here's why this research is so important.<p>Poop …

Medicine

Experience: I ran a medical trial that went wrong

The men tumbled like dominoes. One man tried to walk to the toilet and collapsed. The wards became chaotic<p>As a medical student, I volunteered for lots of drug trials to make extra money. I sold my blood, my sperm – I did them all. You’re more likely to get hurt on the way to the trial unit than as …

My first autopsy was on a 22-week foetus

So much is taken for granted when daydreaming about a future life. This much-wanted IVF pregnancy taught me that having children doesn’t always go well<p>I can’t recall what type of day it was. I can’t recall what I wore, or the names of the new people I met. I can’t actually remember the name. But I …

A&E doctor breaks down in tears during TV interview - days before collapsing with stress

This is the heartbreaking moment an overworked A&E doctor broke down in tears during a TV interview, just days before she collapsed with exhaustion …

Overweight doctors and nurses will be offered Zumba classes and sports clubs

Hospitals will receive a share of £600m if they give staff access to fitness classes and introduce restrictions on junk food sales and promotions, under new plans announced by the head of the NHS<p>Hospitals will be given £600m to offer anti-obesity measures such as Zumba classes and sports clubs to …

How this man turned from a young refugee into a lifesaving A&E doctor

When bombs began raining down on war-torn Iran in the 1980s, three-year-old Farbod Babolhavaeji and his family were forced to flee their homes.<p>After …

My life as a paramedic: when every second counts

Working against the clock, trying to save a stabbing victim’s life, made me angry for every time our ambulance is despatched to treat the hungover or lazy<p>The radio comes to life, alerting everyone to a time critical job. The tone of the dispatcher is urgent, a tone only heard when circumstances are …

New guidelines say routine colonoscopies to screen for cancer not justified

New Canadian guidelines state there is not enough evidence to justify colonoscopies as routine screening for colorectal cancer. Instead, patients should undergo fecal occult blood testing every two years, or flexible sigmoidoscopy – a procedure in which a scope is inserted in the lower portion of …

Morals, Mammaries, and the Invention of the Stethoscope

In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her. She’d come in …

Medical Technology

Four in five NHS staff thought about leaving

<b>Exclusive</b> Healthcare staff in Guardian survey say increasing workloads, unreasonable expectations, cuts and long hours are damaging their lives<p>Four out of five healthcare workers have considered leaving their job in the NHS, and an overwhelming majority (84%) of those have thought about it more in …

I hate compromising patient care because there’s no room in A&E

The strain of witnessing dying patients on trolleys in an overcrowded emergency department takes its toll on staff<p>My heart sank as I heard the shrill sound of the red phone. I’d lost count of how many times it had rung since the start of my shift several hours earlier. I stood in the middle of the …

The world regards Australia's healthcare system as one of the best. It's time we realised why | Ranjana Srivastava

After decades in the public system I still experience a thrill each time I’m able to call the brightest minds to the side of a patient who can’t afford his groceries<p>It was nearing a weekend when I inherited the care of a distressed elderly man. The hospital bed had been pushed against the wall to …

Health Care

Why I left the US to work in the NHS: compassion is part of the job

Canadian-born surgeon Dr Tara Mastracci explains how the NHS ethic lured her away from a top US hospital<p>I’m a consultant vascular surgeon specialising in complex aortic repair. In simple terms I repair aneurysms in the aorta, which is the biggest blood vessel in the body and our most important …

Refugees trained to work in Scottish NHS

<b>Medically-trained and qualified refugees are being given help to get the additional skills they need to work for the NHS in Scotland.</b><p>The Glasgow-based New Refugee Doctors Project said it was offering about 30 medics support to access the training.<p>They will also be given the language help, …

Elder Orphans: Steps that Block the Failures of Modern Death

Who will represent my last wishes if the family or medical team won't let death do its job? It's a question every person should address with their family members and health care team. But for elder orphans, the ones who live without an immediate family member, it's a crucial concern. For me, I have …

Early years of the NHS - in pictures

To coincide with the Guardian’s This is the NHS campaign, our new gallery features vintage Guardian and Observer images which offer an insight into the changing face of the NHS in its formative years. The series has been selected from original picture library files now housed in the GNM Archive.

The secret junior doctor's diary: 'After 40 minutes of chest compressions, we stop'

A trainee medic deals with all kinds of illnesses, and takes part in a long but fruitless attempt to save a man’s life<p>I work on the medical admissions unit – it’s the main receiving ward for medical patients who need to be admitted from A&E. I’m also on call, so it’s my job to field referrals from …

Medicine

St John Ambulance releases video showing how to perform baby CPR

A new video released by St John Ambulance is urging parents to learn CPR for babies, as new research shows only one in four parents know how<p>St John Ambulance has released a new Nursery Rhymes Inc. campaign that teaches parents and the wider public how to help a baby who’s stopped breathing.<p>New …

The secret ICU doctor's diary: 'The borderline decisions are the hardest'

When looking after the sickest of patients, deciding who is in need of finite resources becomes the toughest challenge<p>“Are you sure you should be at work mate?” The A&E consultant gives me a look normally reserved for the dying and their close relatives. I had already been to see occupational …

Americans! This is what it's like to use the NHS, Britain's universal healthcare system that Trump thinks is 'going broke and not working'

President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who "are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working."<p>"Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal …

This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal and usually fails

Only 3% of over-80s survive CPR and 1.9% of secondary cancer patients. It’s time we doctors stopped meddling and let such patients die with dignity<p>“I feel a pulse, but it’s weak,” says the young doctor who has just given prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a patient, alongside a …

I nearly died because the hospital was so short of staff

The only reason I survived is because as a doctor I knew I was bleeding to death. Now a haemorrhage of staff is killing the NHS<p>Until a few years ago I was a doctor who believed that while flawed, if you were seriously ill the NHS would pick you up, whisk you away and provide you with everything you …

Hospitals told to cut staff amid spiralling NHS cash crisis

<b>Exclusive:</b> Nurses’ jobs threatened as regulators ditch policy brought in after Mid Staffs scandal of prioritising staff numbers<p>Hospitals are being told to shed staff to rescue the NHS from an acute funding crisis, leaving nurses and other frontline medical workers at risk of the sack.<p>NHS regulators …

Tumors

Surgery in the womb: miracle maker for NHS's tiniest patients

Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian<p>Kypros Nicolaides’s in utero surgery has led to him being described as a miracle maker.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/d45fc09f34adf75c3edf6c99016180d99374a096/0_181_5760_3455/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian<p>Luissa Galloso undergoes a …

NHS to begin offering hand transplants in April

An estimated two to four patients living in England could benefit from the breakthrough surgery each year<p>The NHS is to start carrying out hand transplants for the first time, in a surgical breakthrough that will give patients a new body part that will be warm to the touch and able to do far more …

If I had taken the advice of the NHS 111 helpline I would be blind

The only reason I can still see is because I’m a doctor and knew something was wrong<p>It was 3am when I woke with severe pain in my left eye. When I turned on the light I realised something was wrong. I could hardly see. A faint haze of light was the only evidence I’d flicked the switch. I felt my …

Doctors Die at Home, Not the Hospital, More than the Rest of Us: Study

Doctors spend more of their lives in hospitals than anyone else. But when it comes to deciding where to die, they’re less likely than the rest of us …

10 truths about Britain's health service

It is the most scrutinised of institutions, the subject of a love-hate relationship with the nation. Here are 10 numbers that tell the true story<p>The NHS is the world’s fifth largest employer, an operation so vast that it occupies one in 20 British workers. But that is just one of an almost endless …

A&E crisis: NHS slips on four-hour waiting target in England

Pressure is mounting in the build-up to winter, president of the Society for Acute Medicine warns<p>The NHS in England is slipping on its four-hour A&E waiting time target as winter pressures start to mount, figures suggest.<p>In September, 93.4 per cent of patients attending emergency departments were …

Horror Flick Special FX Team Takes Surgery From Red Peppers To OR Simulation

When it comes to high-stakes industries, practicing one’s craft is of utmost importance. Yet, healthcare (and pediatric surgery in particular) is an industry that does not usually have the luxury of practice. When a baby is born, there are no trial runs on the heart or brain that repair a valve …

Blood Vessels