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Hypnosis through history

For many people, hypnosis is a magic trick performed by entertainers on TV or on holiday. However, it can also be a powerful tool in the world of pain management. Hypnotism in one form or another has been used throughout history to alleviate pain and suffering of patients with mental, physical, and emotional issues. Dr Sue Peacock gives us a brief history of hypnotism and some of the key figures in its development.

How does pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) work?

Having a baby is not always straightforward. Genetics and infertility can conspire to make starting a family seem like an impossibility. However, options such as IVF can help to maximise your chances. One such option is pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), which can help to streamline the IVF process. Fertility specialist Dr Benjamin Abramov explains.

What is anxiety?

There are many psychological disorders that can affect our lives. While anxiety can just be a normal emotion that we feel in response to a difficult or dangerous situation, it can also be a very real problem if we start to feel anxious all the time, or experience extreme bouts of anxiety when the current situation doesn’t call for it. Leading psychiatrist Dr Abrar Hussain is here to reveal the truth about anxiety disorders.

Anti-reflux surgery: types, risks and recovery

When acid reflux and heartburn are making your life miserable thanks to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and other medications aren’t an option, your doctor might recommend anti-reflux surgery. In the third and final part of his series on GORD, hiatal hernias and anti-reflux surgery, Mr Zak Rahman explains the different types of surgery, the risks involved, and the recovery process.

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