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Day three - Passau to Belgrade

The plan was to leave Brussels early but it slipped again. A combination of tiredness, admin and trying to squeeze in a bit more free hotel internet time. Paul was there, ready and waiting before the rest of us.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 20 December 2016 | 0 Comments

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The People's Convoy - Day 2 Brussels to Passau

Today was all about Paul.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 19 December 2016 | 1 Comments

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The People's Convoy - Day One, the launch

So we can finally accept that this is real. The People's Convoy has come together and we have had the big launch. Pretty amazing send off with a mass of media. But how did it start?

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 December 2016 | 71 Comments

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Do branded painkillers work better than cheaper generic ones?

Like most people, I am not good with pain. So when period pains are setting in, I reach for the painkillers. I bypass the branded ones stacked at eye level on supermarket shelves, in fancy packaging with multicoloured, eye-catching logos. Instead, I buy plain-looking packs of generic painkillers.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 3 October 2016 | 2532 Comments

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Tyre Trouble: What's the best way to get rid of belly fat?

It’s summer, and those big, baggy jumpers that hide our cuddly bumps and lumps have been relegated to the back of the wardrobe. For many of us, that raises a question: what to wear that disguises the evidence of winter comfort eating? But a more urgent one is – how...

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 July 2016 | 10 Comments

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Why are junior doctors striking?

Junior doctors have gone on strike for 24 hours for the second time this year. It comes after last-ditch talks broke down with the government over a new contract which doctors say will have an impact on patient safety and would see junior doctors paid less for out-of-hours wor

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan and Phil Maynard on 10 February 2016 | 919 Comments

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How dieting will get personal - and much more effective

As part of the BBC’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor series I took part in a research project looking into what makes some people, but not others, put on weight. Previously genes were blamed. But actually it’s to do with our guts. Literally.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 28 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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BBC 1, The One Show

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 10 December 2015 | 84 Comments

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Sky News

After the tragic death of British orthopaedic surgeon, Abbas Khan - found dead in his cell in Syria days before his scheduled release, I spoke about my experiences of working as a doctor in Syria on Sky News.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today? BBC World War One

At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the main infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket, which fired up to four shots a minute. At the Battle of the Somme, just over a century later, machine gunners could fire off 600 rounds a minute.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 December 2014 | 5422 Comments

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