“Like slavery”: Rehab patients forced into unpaid labor to cover “treatment”

Enlarge / A heroin addict at a rehab house. (credit: Getty | AFP) If you caught John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight this past Sunday, you saw a lengthy segment detailing the atrocities of the rehabilitation industry. As Oliver pointed out, it’s largely an unregulated, unstandardized market rife with bad actors, scams, and bunkum that offers […]

Diabetes type 2 – this 6p vegetable is ‘single best food’ for high blood sugar patients

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, blurred vision, and extreme tiredness. But you can lower your risk of high blood sugar by adding this cheap vegetable to your diet. It’s claimed to be “the single best food for people with type 2 diabetes”.

Diabetes type 2 – this 6p vegetable is ‘single best food’ for high blood sugar patients

Diabetes type 2 is a common condition that causes too much sugar to build up in the blood, according to the NHS. It’s a life-long condition that can change patients’ diets and exercise regimes. Diabetics may have to take regular medicine to maintain a normal blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes can include needing to pass […]

Dementia news: Thousands of patients being taken to hospital because of a fall

Meanwhile 18 per cent suffered from a fracture, according to the study published in JAMDA – the journal of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Experts from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust called for more to be done to prevent falls in people’s homes – such as […]

Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay

An essay in the British Medical Journal urges doctors and patients to start thinking differently about what it means to be returned to health. It envisages medicine that doesn’t stop at the hospital door, but also sets conditions for a healthy life even among people who live with chronic conditions.