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Almostadoctor on android
almostadoctor now available on android!
Ta daa! As promised –  almostadoctor is now available on android, for phones and tablets. The app has all of
Should I be worried about Coronavirus?
An opinion piece by almostadoctor author, GP Registrar and Emergency doctor – Dr Tom Leach. For information about novel coronavirus
almostadoctor iPhone app
almostadoctor iPhone and iPad apps out now!
I am super excited to announce the new almostadoctor iPhone and iPad apps are now available for download in the
Barney Burping
I can’t burp
For years, patients have suffered with an inability to burp. Now, a new syndrome has been described, including a cure!
Infant Airway Obstruction
Diagnose it yourself – DIY – The Baby That Can’t Breathe
Test yourself with the case of a 5 month old with respiratory distress - with MCQs!
Lightening Strike
Lightening Strikes Twice!
Lightening strikes are literally 1 per million events. So I was shocked (ahem) recently when I had two presentations in
Warning: flatus
Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Bloaty
Have a go at diagnosing this patient with vague gastrointestinal symptoms. Quiz questions and real case based discussion included!
abdominal pain
Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Abdominal Pain
Our first 'long case' with quiz questions!
Births, Deaths and Miscarriages
The story of a junior doctor working a busy weekend in a district hospital