Sunday 10 March
Robot cuts out throat tumours
Doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ are using robotic surgery to remove difficult-to-reach throat tumours – through the mouths of patients. Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Asit Arora, told the Mail on Sunday that with growing numbers of people developing throat cancer, it is more important than ever to have a range of effective treatments that lessen the impact on quality of life.
Friday 8 March
Younger adults with inflammatory disease at greater risk of anxiety and depression
Dr Alexandru Dregan, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatric Epidemiology at King’s College London, wrote a piece in The Conversation on the link between depression and chronic inflammatory disorders.
Wednesday 6 March
Type-2 diabetes: 'Weight loss arrests disease for years'
Consuming 850 calories a day for three months and then keeping the weight off can arrest type-2 diabetes for at least two years, a study covered by BBC News suggests. The GP-led programme worked for more than a third of participating patients. Dr Nicola Guess, former lecturer in Nutrition at King’s College London, comments.
Dementia care: Watching TV could contribute to memory decline
Daily Express published an article on new research which shows that watching TV for more than three and a half hours per day can contribute to cognitive decline in people above the age of 50. Professor Dame Til Wykes, Professor of Psychology at King’s College London, comments.
Sunday 3 March
Moving the body, boosting the mind
The Guardian ran a piece on the link between mental and physical health. It explained that as little as 10 minutes of regular exercise can help alleviate depression. Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, comments.
Wednesday 27 February
Let’s talk about death
Kimberley St John, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, presented at the Let’s Talk About Death show, which featured in Time Out. The aim of the show is to improve the experience of patients, carers, staff and the general public in talking about and preparing for death, both in hospital and in the wider community.