E-cigarettes: smoking cessation aid or a dangerous habit?

E-cigarettes

A recent study with adult smokers who had approached the NHS Stop Smoking Services compared e-cigarettes with nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) as part of a smoking cessation service.After a year, 18% of e-cigarette users had stopped smoking tobacco compared with 9.9%…

European migrant crisis and health systems

European migrant crisis

According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 65 million people are estimated to be displaced worldwide, with European countries registering over two million asylum applications since January 2015. The number of people moving for economic reasons has also grown…

Breaking bad news to patients

bad news

Breaking bad news is always a complex and sensitive task that requires practice and a considerate, tactful approach. In addition to the verbal component of providing medical information, it also requires other skills such as responding to patients' emotional reactions, involving…

World Haemophilia Day – Living with Haemophilia –

World Haemophilia Day

Today is World Haemophilia Day! Since 1989, World Haemophilia Day is the day the whole bleeding disorders community comes together to celebrate the continuous advances in treatment while raising awareness and bringing understanding and attention to the issues related to…