Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc (hons) ARCS Screening Practices Raise Big Questions Screening is to evaluate asymptomatic people in a population group to detect an unsuspected disease or risk thereof in order to prove outcome. Neonate screening serves to identify those who would benefit from early treatment while prenatal diagnosis serves to assist reproductive decision making. Both practises began in efforts to diagnose specific conditions, … Continue reading Prenatal & Neonatal Screening
Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc (hons) ARCS Abstract Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating and slow progressing neurological disorder, in which the regions of the brain that control bodily movement are damaged. Cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine begin to die. Dopamine is essential for producing movements of the body, and with the loss of nerve cells, Parkinson’s symptoms begin to appear. … Continue reading Review of Long-Term Results of a Multicentre Study on Subthalamic and Pallidal Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease by Moro et al. 2010
Mexico’s beautiful cenotes are definitely no longer a secret. But with over 6 thousand cenotes in the Yucatan peninsula alone, it can be very tricky to pick the right ones to visit. I certainly spent a long time researching the best cenotes in Mexico, and with even 2 weeks to travel around the Yucatan peninsula I didn’t feel like I had enough time to even … Continue reading The 7 Best Cenotes in Mexico
Our Perfect 2 Week Mexico Travel Guide When I first saw pictures of Tulum I was confused that it didn’t represent the Mexico I knew (or thought I knew). It turns out the Riviera Maya / Carribean coast has a completely different vibe to the rest of mexico. It’s so beautiful and romantic, I’m so happy we decided to come here for part of our … Continue reading 2 Weeks in Mexico: Tulum, Playa del Carmen, & Valladolid
I’m very fond of Chiang-Mai. It’s often hailed as the cultural capital of Thailand and it’s where backpackers go to bathe elephants, hike waterfalls, do yoga, find themselves etc etc. but actually it’s wholly unpretentious and there’s so much more to it than that. There are almost two worlds for foreigners in Chiang Mai: the digital nomads/expat scene, and the backpacker scene. Here are my … Continue reading Chiang Mai: 10 Unexpectedly Wonderful Things To Do
A few days in Dubrovnik with a day-trip to Lokrum Island!
What to do, what to eat, where to take the best photos. Continue reading Dubrovnik & Lokrum Island
So you want to be a GP? That’s good news because the UK needs a lot of GPs (general practitioners). The UK application system for General Practice runs nationally, twice a year. Each academic year runs from Autumn to the following Autumn, within which there are 2 application cycles. Here we’ll break down exactly how to apply for General Practice training in the UK: from … Continue reading How to Apply for General Practice Training (GPST1) in the UK