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Flo is a medical professional working in homelessness.

  May 26th 2009

What to do if you are ‘stuck‘ by a needle

Last month in these pages I covered the prevention of needlestick injuries by being vigilant. This month I look at what to do if...

  May 25th 2009

How to prevent needle injuries

Needlestick injuries are when your skin is punctured by a needle, either as a user around other people injecting or just coming ...

  May 23rd 2009

There is little worse than sore feet, particularly when you spend hours daily walking the streets of London...

Dear Flo, I have wet, white skin on the bottom of my feet. When I walk it is really sore. They smell bad and it seems to be ge...

  May 22nd 2009

A Rough Guide to Coughs and other symptoms

Since this issue is focusing on TB, I thought I'd get my oar in about one of the key TB symptoms which leads to people pitching ...

  May 22nd 2009

It‘s 24-hour, non-judgmental, confidential, and useful if you are not so keen on having someone access your medical records

I only recently learned about the National Syndromic Surveillance System; software that examines all the subjects of calls logge...

  May 22nd 2009

The Department of Health launches a £6m public health campaign about alcohol

The Department of Health is currently launching a £6m campaign about alcohol: 'Know your Limits'. The idea is that most p...

  May 19th 2009

Campaign launched to combat common virus that 80 per cent of sufferers don‘t know they have

As promised, we're covering Hepatitis C this month, because a new NHS campaign is presently under way to increase awareness of t...


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