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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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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 | 9108 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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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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Triage and Terror

NORTH SYRIA — Being an emergency room doctor gives you a strange set of priorities. We can't wait to get sucked into a crisis -- the bigger the trauma, the better. But sometimes, you get more than you bargain for.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Operation Mum won't stop British Muslims going to Syria. But peace will.

British counter-terrorism chiefs are really bringing out the big guns with their latest campaign to tackle the growing number of Muslims heading out to Syria. They've come up with Operation Mum, asking Muslim women to inform on family members thinking of going to Syria to fight.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Saving Syria's Children blog for DFID

I went to Syria in December 2012, invited by UK based NGO Hand in Hand for Syria. My first view of Atmeh refugee camp, close to the Turkish border, was of a vast sea of muddy white tents.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 6 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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