Saleyha Ahsan

BBC World Service, Weekend

What a difference a week makes - or maybe not. Last Sunday I joined BBC World Service Weekend's host, the audacious and fantastic Catrin Nye and my fellow panelist, Simon Robinson, regional editor Europe, Africa and Middle East for the Reuters New Agency to discuss everything from votes for 16...

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 11 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Infections - World War 1 BBC Uncut

Saleyha Ahsan looks at trench foot and other infections of the war. Particularly how poor wound cleansing was one of the major contributors to amputations and death.

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 10 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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100 years of the vote and what next ?

100 years today since some women over 30 in the UK won the right to vote for the first time on the passing of the Representation of the People Act. It initiated the change to bring votes to all women, regardless of age, marital staus and wealth.

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 6 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Medical Equipment - World War 1 Uncut

Emergency doctor and ex-army officer, Dr Saleyha Ahsan compares medical equipment used in modern warfare with WW1.

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 2 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Fake Cures for MS On the One Show

And being on the One Show sofa with Donny Osmond for the discussion! He was just brilliant.

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 2 February 2018 | 8 Comments

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The Advocate

It’s the first day of February and today for the first time since the end of November, I’m allowing myself to breath easier. Not totally free but just easier. Not the normal free spirt, head in the clouds, chasing the ideas kind of breathing but slightly less tense, slightly relaxed...

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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How Much Exercise Burns Off A Chocolate Bar? - Brit Lab

BBC Earth Lab Published on 5 Jan 2017 Dr Saleyha Ahsan tells us how much execise we need to do in order to burn off a single chocolate bar and the options that are available to us for calulating and burning the calories.

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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At the call of ‘cardiac arrest’, you swing into action – and try until all hope is gone

Imagine trying to save someone whose heart has stopped. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with rescue breaths is being delivered to maintain essential oxygen flow to the brain. But the heart has not started beating on its own again. How long should the doctor carry on before “making the call”? When should they stop...

Posted by Dr Saleyha Ahsan on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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2018 and how life has changed forever

2018 didn't start as planned. All that anticipation of starting fresh with new projects and how you want to define the rest of the year disappeared into a mist of hospitals, consultant ward rounds and being at the mercy of someone else’s judgement and care.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 28 January 2018 | 2 Comments

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