The Psychosocial Aspects of Deceased Organ Donation
In this video on can appreciate the point of view of a parent who lost her son and decided to donate organs for other persons awaiting transplant.
Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Europe
Dr Gauden Galea, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-Course in the WHO Regional Office for Europe, talks to us about the response to the epidemic of NCDs in the fifty-three countries of this Region. He describes the trends in premature mortality…
Rational Use of HRT in the menopause
During the latter part of the last century, HRT was advocated for both menopausal symptom relief and chronic disease prevention. This followed publications of several observational studies suggesting a decrease in the incidence of CVD, osteoporosis and dementia. However, 2 influential studies, including the Women’s…
The MMR Vaccine
TheSynapse interviews Victoria Farrugia Sant’Angelo, Principal GP at Primary Health Directorate Malta and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy (ACIP) Malta who speaks about the scientific facts with regards to the safety of immunisation in general and Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) in particular.
Controversies regarding the use of bisphosphonates in fracture prevention
As the population ages, the prevalence of osteoporosis increases with resultant increase in the risks of bone fractures. We are also referring more people for assessment of bone mineral density, thereby able to find asymptomatic persons with low bone mineral density. This brings the dilemma…