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Why you are feeling tired (and what you can do about it)

2019-09-10T08:51:58+01:00

From your working environment to your diet, many things can cause fatigue, the experts say Peta Bee The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "The article below gives some practical solutions to tiredness/fatigue, which is a common presentation in many patients. Whilst there can be medical causes of fatigue, most of the causes are lifestyle related. [...]

Why you are feeling tired (and what you can do about it)2019-09-10T08:51:58+01:00

Taking afternoon naps linked to healthy heart

2019-09-10T08:34:39+01:00

Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “For a few years, my lovely wife allows me to have an afternoon nap, usually on a Saturday and/or Sunday, after a long working week in London, where I tend to get up very early and go to bed very late because of my work commitments. [...]

Taking afternoon naps linked to healthy heart2019-09-10T08:34:39+01:00

Two diet drinks a day are enough to raise the risk of early death

2019-09-04T19:07:05+01:00

The Times Rosie Taylor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I have blogged about this before, but this is too important an issue to not emphasise the point. So, it’s another un-intended consequence of UK health policy. All those commercial drinks companies out there are probably pulling their hair out! Imagine that, drinking diet drinks (with artificial [...]

Two diet drinks a day are enough to raise the risk of early death2019-09-04T19:07:05+01:00

Alternate day fasting diet could be secret to longer life

2019-09-03T13:59:17+01:00

The Times Tom Whipple Science Editor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “More research backing up the idea that intermittent fasting is actually good for you. The great thing is that you don’t have to be as extreme as the protocol suggests (only eating for 12 hours in 48). The team at Metabolic Balance worked out over [...]

Alternate day fasting diet could be secret to longer life2019-09-03T13:59:17+01:00

Instagram stars fuel ‘clean eating’ disorder

2019-08-29T06:43:01+01:00

The Times Tom Ball Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Increasing numbers of people, especially young adults, seem to be so fixated with their eating habits as the article below also suggests, that ironically their version of “clean healthy eating” may not be as healthy as they think. The term orthorexia has been coined to describe this [...]

Instagram stars fuel ‘clean eating’ disorder2019-08-29T06:43:01+01:00

Don’t look a gifted athlete in the mouth — it won’t be pretty

2019-08-27T11:56:59+01:00

The Times Tom Whipple Science Editor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "Yes, everything has an unintended consequence, although the overconsumption of sugary energy drinks and gels was to be predicted.  Despite brushing and flossing more regularly than the rest of the population, top level sportsmen and women still have poor oral hygiene, research has found. Scientists [...]

Don’t look a gifted athlete in the mouth — it won’t be pretty2019-08-27T11:56:59+01:00

Healthy living can beat dementia genes

2019-08-08T06:28:27+01:00

The Times Erin Cavoto Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I wrote a research proposal for Managing Cognitive Decline last year, focusing on the integrated approach to diagnosis that I take with many complex medical problems and a treatment strategy focused on improving functional factors, including lifestyle, sadly it was not chosen to receive the small grant [...]

Healthy living can beat dementia genes2019-08-08T06:28:27+01:00

First Evidence’ Links Gut Bacteria, Fibromyalgia

2019-08-08T06:27:46+01:00

Medscape Deborah Brauser Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  Fibromyalgia often co-exists with Chronic Fatigue (CF) and are challenging for both patients and clinicians. The pathophysiology (the mechanism of how it effects people) of fibromyalgia and CF is not well understood with many patients rejecting a psychological cause and many clinicians suspecting one. The 2 groups are [...]

First Evidence’ Links Gut Bacteria, Fibromyalgia2019-08-08T06:27:46+01:00

Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use May Up Allergy Risk

2019-08-08T06:27:06+01:00

Medscape Nicola M. Parry, DVM Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) are very common drugs, prescribed but also available over the counter without prescription. They can be very helpful for indigestion, heartburn and GORD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease). However, like many drugs they are supposed to be taken short term to aid symptoms [...]

Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use May Up Allergy Risk2019-08-08T06:27:06+01:00

Autoimmune disease — when the body turns on itself

2019-08-07T21:38:07+01:00

Four million Britons have an autoimmune disorder, many of them women. Scientists are asking why The Times Peta Bee Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “About time too, as all clinicians will know the incidence of “autoimmune problems” seems to have significantly increased over the past few years. The research below suggests that 4 million Britons now [...]

Autoimmune disease — when the body turns on itself2019-08-07T21:38:07+01:00