Gallstones are formed when substances, such as cholesterol, bile pigments and/or calcium salts, harden into a solid form
While the holiday season can bring about some unwanted stress, there are some scientific reasons why your mood can be affected by the seasons.
There are so many legal, medical and other terms used when talking about rape and sexual assault, navigating the issue can be difficult and confusing, to say the least; this article reviews the definitions and examine the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Crew Health Advice: Contact Dermatitis
The WHO International Medical Guide for Ships* reports most cases of dermatitis seen onboard ship arise from irritation of the skin by substances that have been handled or misused; this article explains what contact dermatitis is, the causes, treatment available and possible prevention methods
It's our worst case scenario - someone on board collapses and is found to be unresponsive and not breathing - this advice outlines how to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and what equipment and medication is available.
Crew Health Advice: Hernias
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.
Crew Health Advice: Haemorrhoids
Haemorrhoids have been identified as a cause of seafarer repatriation across various studies, and the UK Club continue to see claims as a result of this illness.
Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of hypothermia, its impact on crew and measures to prevent and treat the condition: "Due to the nature of their vocation, seafarers are often exposed to the elements and sub-zero conditions
Crew Health Advice: Hypothermia
Within this crew health advice, written in collaboration with Red Square Medical, we examine the primary causes of hypothermia, the signs or symptoms to look out for, and how to treat it
Lessons Learnt: Burn Injury to Engineer
When carrying out a routine inspection of the engine room, the first engineer noticed steam leaking from the main steam dump valve gasket
The UK Club's Crew Health team have partnered with Red Square Medical to supply this critical advice on musculoskeletal disorders to Seafarers.
The Club has been working with the Innovative Maritime Emotional Intelligence Center (I.M.E.Q) to create this important downloadable advice titled, living with lockdown at sea
Crew Health Advice: Burns
Burns can be some of the most painful and dangerous personal injuries that may be inflicted both at work and in domestic situations.
Crew Health Advice: Kidney Stones
A past kidney stones case of the UK Club resulted in costs of USD 35000 and resulted in some disruption to the ship's schedule, this advice was created with Crew Health partner Liz Baugh of Red Square Medical
Unique discount for UK Club Members
Our Crew Health team are pleased to announce a unique, discounted rate for all UK Club Members to access a superb wellness package thanks to our newest partners, Tapiit Ltd.
Crew Health Advice: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Seafarers, by the nature of their work, are exposed to a variety of occupational hazards, including epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis.
Bodily Injury News - Winter 19/20
Bodily Injury News is the bi-annual newsletter of the Thomas Miller Americas' Bodily Injury (BI) Team.
Lessons Learnt: Eye Injury to Fitter
While a Tanker was lying at a port anchorage waiting to berth, an Engine Room Fitter was instructed to fabricate a steel locking pin
Herniated discs, strains, sprains, inflammation, stiffness and tenderness are just some of the back pain symptoms reported to the UK Club due to heavy lifting and day to day shipboard activities.
Although a precise estimate of the global sepsis cases is difficult to ascertain, some scientific publications report that it affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year, potentially leading to six million deaths.