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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 | 98 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 | 33 Comments

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Healthcare workers in Syria need international protection.

As an emergency doctor I was integrated into one of the most challenging medical environments I have ever worked in. Would there be reprisals? Would Assad unleash chemical warfare? It was a significant fear among the majority of us, as we checked our dwindling atropinesupplies and thought through mass casualty decontamination plans.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 21 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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In Syria, doctors are dying before they can save lives.

People in Syria have become proficient in gazing at the sky. It’s not clouds or stars they are looking out for but government fighter jets. One recent afternoon, we were standing outside a field hospital in northern Syria, close to an area captured by the Free Syrian Army.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 October 2013 | 0 Comments

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Syrian diaspora leads aid effort

The once-white tents stretched as far as the eye could see. Three days of pouring rain had created a wet landscape of small lakes and tiny streams. Barefoot children played in freezing muddy water. It was just before Christmas and I was in Atmeh refugee camp, North Syria, home to...

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 4 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Z

Actor Essam Edris reads the testimony of a man we can only identify as Detainee Z. He is 42 years old and has lived in the UK for 18 years. He was detained in 2005 and has been denied access to any evidence held against him.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 14 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Y

Actor Lewis al-Samari reads the testimony of an Algerian man we can only identify as Detainee Y. He was kept in prison for almost 5 years without charge and without access to the evidence against him

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 13 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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Caught in a Home Office Trap

Here's irony for you. Five monologues based on five men living under deportation orders broadcast online, through the Guardian, one a day over a week. But none of the men featured will be able to watch them.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 13 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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