Let’s talk about sickle cell

This month is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and recognise the achievements and worth of black people now and historically. As part of that, it’s important to recognise the issues that specifically affect the black community. There is often limited awareness...

Regenerative Medicine – Greek Style

The definition of Regenerative Medicine is the process of regenerating or replacing human cells to restore or establish normal function. This is not a new concept, but modern medicine is working hard to generate new and innovative treatments. This weekend I was...

Why do young people have strokes?

Suffering a stroke is devastating at any age, but for young adults it is catastrophic. A stroke is simply caused by decreased blood flow to the brain. In older adults the most frequent cause is a blood clot that forms inside the heart or a blood vessel, which breaks...