Too busy counting down the days until the Bayeux Tapestry arrives in the UK to keep an eye on twitter? Here’s our roundup of what you might have missed in the world of health last week.
- See which of Robert Boyle’s wish list of scientific discoveries we have achieved since the 17th century
- Have you made a resolution to eat healthier this year? You’re not alone, here is a long history of people monitoring what they eat
- Good news, new research finds it is not too late to reverse years of inactivity and reduce your risk of heart failure
- In the fight against antibiotic resistance, an old idea might be the key to saving 10 million people annually by 2050
- #machinelearning is now enabling a bot in Copenhagen to analyse the words and other clues in the background that point to a heart attack diagnosis in real time
- They might be ‘soft skills’ but respect and courtesy can mean the difference between life and death
- Fainting may be a common problem for medical students, but fear not – here is how to get over it
- A new study by @QMUL shows the A&E crisis is driven by long term conditions not lack of GP services
- With so many stuffy noses around it is good to know that https://www.statnews.com/2018/01/17/mucus-human-body/mucus isn’t just a tissue filler!
From across the pond:
- Reports from America that patient demand may be leading to the rise of alternative therapies in leading hospitals
- Here is your reminder that punctuation is as important in medical records as it is in other aspects of life!