Medical

19Sep
19Sep

Apple have just announced FDA approval for a simple ECG monitor, built into their brand new Apple Watch 4. Is this a necessarily a helpful development for patients?

11Jun
11Jun

This blog looks at pulse oximeters - what they are, how they work and who they can help.

06Jun
06Jun

Hypoxemia, or low levels of oxygen in the blood, commonly accompanies acute illness or congenital cardiac abnormalities. This can be monitored at home with a high quality pulse oximeter.

02Nov
02Nov

Fingertip pulse oximeters, like the highly popular CMS50DL, have an upper heart rate limit beyond which they cannot accurately measure. Very fast atrial fibrillation (AF) can be beyond this upper limit, and this is often cited as a limitation for the use of fingertip pulse oximeters in patients with fast AF.

16Feb
16Feb

Vitamin D Supplements

Posted in Medical By LiftYourWay

A meta-analysis published yesterday, and reported on this morning by the BBC, highlights the importance of Vitamin D supplementation.

16Jan
16Jan

The British Pound once again fell this week, ahead of Theresa May's anticipated speech, which many believed would signal a 'hard Brexit.' Despite a modest recovery since the speech took place, ameliorated by a temporary dip in the Dollar, the overall trend looks set to be downward.

In a resource and labour-rich economy, deterring foreign imports would give a huge boost to domestic businesses. But in an island economy which has always looked to other parts of the globe for its resources and labour, unless British consumers begin to ask questions about where their products are coming from, we risk taking the last shred of hope from our hardworking domestic businesses, and handing over full control to foreign companies and criminals.

Sound over dramatic? Let me explain...

29Dec
29Dec

Heart attack vrs heart failure

Posted in Medical By LiftYourWay

Over the past 48 hours, we've looked at the differences between heart failure and a heart attack. Whilst one can lead to the other, they are fundamentally different conditions with very different presentations.

27Dec
27Dec

Yesterday, we questioned the accuracy of the widely reported cause of George Michael's tragic death, predicting that we were likely to discover in time that the cause was cardiac arrest, probably due to drug use. Today, worldwide news sources have begun to revise and re-report on the story.

 

 

26Dec
26Dec

Yesterday, we heard the tragic news that George Michael passed away. This morning, the news is awash with the announcement from his manager that the singer died from heart failure. Even reputable news sources like the BBC and CNN carry this headline, but as further information emerges, we are likely to discover that this is highly unlikely to have been the case. We explain why.

17Dec
17Dec

Lessons of a tumultuous year

Posted in Medical By LiftYourWay

In a world where so much seems outside of our comprehension and control, what does 2016 teach us about ourselves?

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