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Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID-19 Vaccine

2020-08-07T20:26:59+01:00

Medscape Sarah Varney Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "We know that obesity is a significant risk factor in developing severe COVID 19 symptoms. This article sets out some of the reasons why this is the case. Whilst it refers to the USA, the UK is not far behind with its level of obesity in the general [...]

Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID-19 Vaccine2020-08-07T20:26:59+01:00

Coronavirus: There are still reasons to be cheerful amid onslaught of bad news

2020-08-07T20:02:35+01:00

The Times Chris Smyth Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Fear still dominates in many people I talk to. Not surprising when the news is full of doom and gloom! But here is an upbeat article reminding us that significant progress has been made since the dark days of March and April when the lockdown was in [...]

Coronavirus: There are still reasons to be cheerful amid onslaught of bad news2020-08-07T20:02:35+01:00

An Osteopath returns from Spain- the value of COVID 19 antigen tests

2020-08-06T07:35:12+01:00

Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: The recent UK government announcement regarding Spain and the need for people travelling/returning from holidays to Spain needing to quarantine for 14-days, with only 6 hours’ notice given, has caused chaos. As someone who was caught up in the recent events, it focused my mind on finding a solution, to try [...]

An Osteopath returns from Spain- the value of COVID 19 antigen tests2020-08-06T07:35:12+01:00

Don’t give paracetamol to chronic pain patients, doctors told

2020-08-04T08:49:07+01:00

The Times Kate Gibbons Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Whoops, I’ve been using the figure of 5 to 6 million people in the UK who live with chronic pain for several years, the article below suggests more than 20 million people in Britain are thought to suffer from chronic pain. If it is true, that’s almost [...]

Don’t give paracetamol to chronic pain patients, doctors told2020-08-04T08:49:07+01:00

Matching Meals to Metabolism

2020-08-03T16:43:07+01:00

Medscape Jyoti Madhusoodanan Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The following article focuses on research looking our genetic individuality as one of the reasons why that a “one size fits all approach” has never really made sense when it comes to dietary recommendations and optimising peoples’ physiology.  Whilst it’s often thought that we can’t manipulate our genes, [...]

Matching Meals to Metabolism2020-08-03T16:43:07+01:00

Coronavirus: Can Britain learn from the Swedish Model? New figures could cast doubt over the logic of lockdown

2020-08-02T21:15:29+01:00

The Times Robert Watts Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “On Wednesday Sweden’s estimate of GDP for the 2nd Quarter will be published. David Oxley, a Nordic specialist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said: “Sweden does appear to be outperforming many of its European peers and reaping the benefits of not introducing a lockdown similar to the [...]

Coronavirus: Can Britain learn from the Swedish Model? New figures could cast doubt over the logic of lockdown2020-08-02T21:15:29+01:00

Low Vitamin D Linked to Increased COVID-19 Risk

2020-07-30T18:37:13+01:00

Medscape Damien McNamara Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “This has been long suspected but now research is confirming that low Vitamin D levels are linked to Increased COVID 19 risk. Vitamin D supplementation is part of the nutritional supplement protocol that I have been recommending for a while to support our innate immune system. It’s what [...]

Low Vitamin D Linked to Increased COVID-19 Risk2020-07-30T18:37:13+01:00

Coronavirus: Smart tests for Covid “poised to halve quarantine within days”

2020-07-29T17:02:39+01:00

The Times Chris Smyth Graeme Paton Steven Swinford Ben Clatworthy Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The recent UK government imposition of a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain has caused chaos, after giving just 6 hours-notice. There are an estimated 600,000 people from the UK holidaying in Spain, with an estimated 1.2 million booked to go [...]

Coronavirus: Smart tests for Covid “poised to halve quarantine within days”2020-07-29T17:02:39+01:00

Italian coronavirus survivors are haunted by fatigue and anxiety for months

2020-07-17T19:41:46+01:00

The Times Tom Kington Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Italy has been among the first to slow the contagion and launch studies into the long-term effects on sufferers. 50% of sufferers are having psychological problems, according to recent research on 140 patients, nearly 40 per cent were suffering from loss of balance and 20 per cent [...]

Italian coronavirus survivors are haunted by fatigue and anxiety for months2020-07-17T19:41:46+01:00

Coronavirus vaccine hopes raised by success of early trials

2020-07-16T15:38:18+01:00

“Thrilling results from Oxford-led group The Times Rhys Blakley Tom Whipple Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Given that there are approximately 180 trials being conducted worldwide, seeking to develop a vaccine to the novel coronavirus, there seems to be very positive news regarding two or three potential vaccines which seem to be the front runners, with [...]

Coronavirus vaccine hopes raised by success of early trials2020-07-16T15:38:18+01:00