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Nightmares, neuroscience and the secrets of sleep

2019-04-23T09:27:17+01:00

In his sleep clinic, consultant neurologist Guy Leschziner observes our weird night-time behaviour. He diagnoses dangerous sleep disorders that could kill us — and encounters the odd faker Helen Rumbelow The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “As I often say to patients, when we go to sleep our subconscious comes out to play (or for [...]

Nightmares, neuroscience and the secrets of sleep2019-04-23T09:27:17+01:00

Caloric restrictions improves memory in elderly humans

2019-04-13T10:20:16+01:00

Medscape Witte AV; Fobker M; Gellner R; Knecht S; Flöel A Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "Whilst the research below looks at calorie restriction, I suspect that there are other mechanisms that are now better understood that may also be helping to help with cognitive decline. The group that were given the calorie restriction showed a 20% increase in verbal memory [...]

Caloric restrictions improves memory in elderly humans2019-04-13T10:20:16+01:00

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

2019-04-13T10:02:13+01:00

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer's Memory Loss Pam Harrison Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Although this research was conducted a while ago, I thought I’d flag it up to emphasise some important points about managing cognitive decline, focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  "Based on the hypothesis that AD results from an imbalance in an extensive [...]

Novel Intervention May Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss2019-04-13T10:02:13+01:00

Are eggs bad for your health again?

2019-03-26T09:10:28+01:00

The Times Peta Bee Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Not this old chestnut again! Make of it, what you will. I continue to recommend eggs as part of a balanced diet (for most people) but limiting them to 6 per week, as I have done for years. They are a great source of protein, Vitamin D [...]

Are eggs bad for your health again?2019-03-26T09:10:28+01:00

Tumours ‘grow after feeding on (sugary) fizzy drinks’

2019-03-26T08:44:45+01:00

The Times Tom Whipple, Science Editor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Sadly, the title does not reflect the research, which is about sugar feeding tumour growth not drinking fizzy drinks. I put sugar in brackets. It focuses on colorectal cancer in mice backing up other work linking sugar and bowel cancer. It was done in response [...]

Tumours ‘grow after feeding on (sugary) fizzy drinks’2019-03-26T08:44:45+01:00

Radical Opioid Restriction Works for Postoperative Patients

2019-03-26T08:21:16+01:00

Medscape Pam Harris Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Managing post-operative pain can be challenging for patients and their clinicians. Pain levels vary from person to person, even in those having similar procedures, and a variety of medications, at varying dosages, are used to help patients cope with their level of pain after procedures.  Pain can be [...]

Radical Opioid Restriction Works for Postoperative Patients2019-03-26T08:21:16+01:00

Soup and shake diet shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, NHS trial

2019-03-07T11:58:01+01:00

Chris Smyth Health Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "Finally, the NHS is waking up to the possibility that for many people Type 2 diabetes need not be the irreversible condition it was once thought to be.  However, they are focusing on “dramatic weight loss” as the main strategy. The trial of 298 diabetic [...]

Soup and shake diet shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, NHS trial2019-03-07T11:58:01+01:00

Vegetarianism led to my mother’s premature death: Prominent NHS cardiologist claims the meat-free diet played a ‘crucial role in her suffering’

2019-03-02T11:56:48+01:00

Dr Aseem Malhotra said a deficiency of protein worsened his mother's health. She developed serious spinal problems and arthritis and had mobility issues. She eventually died of sepsis following an infection with triggered discitis Sam Blanchard Health Reporter MailOnline Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “I don’t know the subject of the interview personally, the cardiologist Dr Malhotra, [...]

Vegetarianism led to my mother’s premature death: Prominent NHS cardiologist claims the meat-free diet played a ‘crucial role in her suffering’2019-03-02T11:56:48+01:00

One in ten people over 40 has type 2 diabetes

2019-02-27T13:12:37+01:00

Kat Lay Health Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "10% of patients over 40 in the UK, now have diabetes, a total 4.7 million people aged 17 or over and almost 1 million of those are undiagnosed. Given that 90% of diabetes is categorised as Type 2, insulin resistant, and is lifestyle related, people [...]

One in ten people over 40 has type 2 diabetes2019-02-27T13:12:37+01:00

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss

2019-02-21T16:05:34+01:00

Medscape Liam Davenport Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “We have known that Interval Training (such as High Intensity Interval Training HIIT and Sprint Interval Training SIT) in conjunction with muscle resistance training has been the best exercise combination for weight loss for at least 10 years, but it’s great that research has finally caught up. It [...]

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss2019-02-21T16:05:34+01:00