NHS 1948 — 2018 Thank You For Seventy Years Of Service

#ThankYouNHS70
#ThankYouNHS70

Please Join me in thanking the wonderful people who work within the UK’s National Health Service. The NHS marks its 70th Anniversary today: 5th July 1948 — 5th July 2018. Please add your personal thanks, by commenting here, sharing this post, and using the hashtag: #ThankYouNHS70. Read More

The New Hippocratic Oath: The Physician’s Pledge

The Hippocratic oath is a 2,500-year-old pledge doctors take outlining the professional duties and ethical principles the profession holds sacred. The first modern version of the Hippocratic oath was adopted in 1948. The version released in November 2017, by the World Medical Association in Chicago took two years to finalise and is the ancient text’s first ever major update. A new name was proposed as well: “The Physician’s Pledge.”

The Physician’s Pledge

As a member of the medical profession:

I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;
The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration;
I will respect the autonomy and dignity of my patient;
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;
I will foster the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;
I will give to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;
I will share my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;
I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;
I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
I make these promises solemnly, freely, and upon my honour.

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Toddlers On Amphetamine: The Full Documentary

Big Pharma documentary: History of chemicals, poison, disease, power and kids on amphetamines

Have you ever wondered how “Big Pharma” attained the power it now has over our system of medicine? Or why our food, water and air – our most precious resources – are all now polluted by deadly chemicals that are completely unnecessary for our existence and that never should have been approved for use in the first place?

A new documentary film by Era of Wisdom entitled, Toddlers on Amphetamine: History of Big Pharma and the Major Players, takes a closer look at these and other pertinent issues, divulging the little-known history of the chemical industry, and how we came to be a nation saturated in poisons that are destroying both our earth and our bodies. Read More

In Memory Of Joyce Riley: An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend

Joyce Ann Riley: July 31, 1948 – June 25, 2017
An Inspirational Advocate, Broadcaster, And Friend.

Joyce Ann Riley was welcomed into the world on July 31, 1948. Fittingly, she was born just outside Arkansas City, Kansas on the border with Oklahoma, in the heart of the United States. Eventually, Joyce would capture the hearts of millions of people around the world, including my own, becoming a trusted friend and mentor.

Her father owned a pharmacy while her mother was a stay-at-home mum. Joyce was the eldest of three children. One of her passions, as well as being on The Power Hour was quilting, a talent and pleasure inherited from her mother. Read More

E-NABLE: Giving The World A Helping Hand

What started as a design for a prosthetic hand created for one, has grown into a global movement of philanthropic individuals who have delivered free 3D printed hands and arms to thousands in over 40 countries.

This is the story of the evolution and the power of sharing ideas.

Regular readers will already know of my ongoing support for the e-NABLE project. I hope that sharing their back-story, will encourage you to join me in support of this simple, but transformational idea.

For more information, please visit the e-NABLE website, and get involved. Read More

Sarah Henderson: Our Message Has Been Heard

27 Jan 2017 — Some of you will have seen this petition featured on BBC breakfast and heard me on BBC5 live this morning.

Every single one of your signatures helped make this happen. Each of you helped bring this to the attention of the media so we can ask publicly for change. Without your support I would never have had the opportunity, or the courage, to bring this to the BBC. I am a small voice, but together we have been heard.

This does not end here for me – I will continue to work with Zoë and the charity Saying Goodbye to help action change and get the recognition our children deserve with an optional certificate and record for all loss, no matter the gestation.

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Sarah Henderson: Allow Registered Birth Certificates For Children Born From 20 Weeks

Rowan, my daughter, was stillborn at 23 weeks and 4 days (6 months). I was in labour for 7 hours before she arrived naturally but she is legally described as a miscarriage and will never have a birth certificate.

This ruling needs to be overhauled allowing these children’s births to be registered.

All babies should be recognised and child loss at any stage is no less traumatic.

Due to babies now being viable before 24 weeks I would like the term stillbirth to be used from 20 weeks and birth certificates issued.

I lost Rowan in April 2015 and it’s so important to me that she should have a birth certificate so she is registered as a member of our family for future generations.

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To ‘Standardise’, Or Not To ‘Standardize’, That Is The Question…

Most of you will not be surprised to know that, by instinct, and thanks to good teaching, I usually choose to write, and to spell, in British English. For those of you who enjoy writing, and especially for those who are avid readers. I have a two-part question.

When I write an article, which includes a quotation from an American source, should I ‘standardise’ the American spelling, to match British spelling, or leave the quotation unchanged? Secondly, regardless of which you believe to be correct, I would also like to ask, which do you prefer — to ‘standardise’, or not to ‘standardize’, that is the question…

Thank you for taking the time to think about this with me. Read More

The Gerson Institute Launches The Gerson Therapy Cookbook

Developed by Gerson chefs, the new Gerson Therapy Cookbook is the most comprehensive and accurate cooking guide in Gerson Institute history – it’s like having a Gerson chef in your kitchen!

On the Gerson Therapy, food is medicine. Each bite brings healing closer, but we know it can be a challenge to adjust to this new diet and leave favourite foods behind. That’s why we thoughtfully crafted each recipe with love and care to make sure your Gerson Therapy meals taste good and feel good. With this cookbook, patients become empowered with the knowledge and principles of cooking the Gerson way so they can create variety with their own personalised recipes. Read More

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Is Upon Us By Dr Carla Brown

During her PhD, Dr Carla Brown investigated protein antibiotics isolated from gut bacteria termed bacteriocins. This area of research is extremely important due to the problem of antibiotic resistance. Bacteriocins represent an ideal class of novel antibiotics as they are highly potent and species-specific – therefore do not elicit broad spectrum killing that is a major contributor to the spread of resistance. As part of her research, and funded by the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at University of Glasgow, Carla collaborated with Siam Colvine, Christopher Cook (Little City Pictures) and Steven Cook (Little City Pictures) to produce an innovative film to educate the public on the damaging effect resistant bacteria are having on antibiotics. Read More