Scipione Riva-Rocci’s sphygmomanometer

It was an English clergyman called Stephen Hales, better known for his pioneering work in botany, who first measured blood pressure by inserting a thin pipe into the artery of a horse in 1733.


Neil Bramwell20th March 2019

A man walked into a bar and ordered a beer. Barney was a farmer in his mid-60s. As he reached into his back pocket for his wallet, he suddenly collapsed forward off the barstool and on to the floor.

In a world of fake news, an issue doctors regularly confront is how to best correct misinformation on social media.

Writing in the British Journal of Psychology, Australian researchers say more

Maria was widowed and her children and grandchildren had moved away. Her loneliness was palpable.

Over a number of consultations, I had tried to encourage her to get involved in new activities and to

A study on pain management in emergency departments has inadvertently prompted a group of researchers to do a bit of soul-searching.

Melbourne medical students were enlisted to cold-call patients

This is part of a major series called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other

When I attended a specialist orthopaedic surgeon recently for a lifestyle-related musculoskeletal problem — of which I am prone these days, having probably played the game of life too hard in the

As My Health Record continues to dominate headlines, an unnoticed — but important — e-health issue quietly ticks along in the background.

It is the attempt to link up the various secure messaging

I recently attended a child health protection talk as part of a suite of education sessions. The speaker was excellent — engaging, articulate and a veritable goldmine of experience.

She provided the

Treatment-resistant depression affects one in three of the estimated 16.2 million adults in the US who have suffered at least one major depressive episode.

For them, two or more therapies have failed

3D printing is supposedly the future of medicine.

3D printers craft raw materials such as resin-like substances into an object by building it layer upon layer. It’s also known as additive