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Understanding the Science Behind Airplanes

The number of passengers flying out of UK airports has increased by 27% over the last nine years, and will continue to grow in the coming years. How do the pilots get thousands of tonnes of steel, passenger and luggage off the ground and 30,000 feet in the air? Let's take a look at the science behind aeroplanes and how flight works against the forces of gravity.

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Is Telepsychiatry the Answer to improve Mental Healthcare ?

Telepsychiatry visits are just like any other medical appointments- the only difference is they are conducted from the comfort of your own home or office using live video-conferencing. There are different names used for the same thing: virtual doctor visit, telehealth, telemedicine, telepsychiatry. They all mean the same thing: delivering health care services at a distance.

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Doctors as Trusted Advisors

Doctors do three basic things. In their role as healers, they make decisions, they do procedures and they communicate with patients as a source of information and guidance.

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Fighting for the Common Ground of Better Diet

This past week the world recognized the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that marked the slow beginning of the painful but triumphant end to World War II. Many of us doubtless looked back with pride and appreciation, even as we looked around with rueful sadness, regret, and perhaps shame. The divisive forces of demagoguery, isolationism, xenophobia, and selfish myopia that own this moment are a flagrant disservice to that one.

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NHS: A view from Across the Pond

During a recent trip to the UK and Ireland, I visited some NHS leaders, startup entrepreneurs, those involved in the privately insured market and, of course, ordinary folks befuddled about all things Brexit.

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The Importance of Hi-Res Clinical Data

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remain the trusted standard for assessing an experimental medicine’s safety and efficacy in pharmaceutical development.

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Diet Is a Vital Sign

In medicine, vital signs measure what is truly vital to health. The formal definitions vary but all point in the same general direction: key indicators of health and physical condition, related to essential body functions. The most standard and time-honored list includes body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.