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Global Rise in Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Partly Preventable

2019-11-21T08:58:25+00:00

Medscape Liam Davenport Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I remember having a discussion with a colleague, after I published my iBook The Health Equation A Way of Life now almost 6 years ago, about the potential increase in pancreatic cancer. My gut feeling at that time, given the epidemic of high glycaemic load carbohydrates and the [...]

Global Rise in Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Partly Preventable2019-11-21T08:58:25+00:00

UEG Week: Half of all commonly used drugs profoundly affecting the gut microbiome, warn experts

2019-11-21T08:54:20+00:00

UEG Week 2019 Arnau Vich Vila Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Clinicians are paying more attention to the use of probiotics in supporting the gut microbiome (and so are commercial companies, launching many different types of probiotics, all claiming to be better than others!). We have suspected for a while that drugs can affect the gut [...]

UEG Week: Half of all commonly used drugs profoundly affecting the gut microbiome, warn experts2019-11-21T08:54:20+00:00

Smell Test, Brief Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia

2019-11-06T07:21:30+00:00

Damian McNamara Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Nice to see that some researchers are looking at novel ways to help diagnose dementia. There is currently no one defining test that diagnoses dementia (of which there are several forms, with Alzheimer’s being the most common). So non-invasive ways of measuring cognitive decline, with the aim of helping [...]

Smell Test, Brief Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia2019-11-06T07:21:30+00:00

How good night’s sleep can brainwash away dementia

2019-11-01T10:43:30+00:00

The Times Rhys Blakely Science Correspondent Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “One of the founding principles of Osteopathic philosophy is that “the rule of the artery is supreme”. What do we mean by this?  All structures of the body receive a blood supply, arteries carrying blood to the structure and its individual cells and venous and lymphatic [...]

How good night’s sleep can brainwash away dementia2019-11-01T10:43:30+00:00

Amyloid About-Face: Aducanumab Effective for Alzheimer’s After All?

2019-10-29T14:42:12+00:00

Medscape Deborah Brauser Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “After first pulling this trail in March 2019, the company involved in the phase 3 trial now says that “new data” actually shows that at a higher dose there is improvement in both cognitive function and reduction in amyloid plaque (the protein build up in the brain that [...]

Amyloid About-Face: Aducanumab Effective for Alzheimer’s After All?2019-10-29T14:42:12+00:00

Common drug may be dementia risk

2019-10-23T14:32:56+00:00

Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Polypharmacy (the taking of prescribed multiple medicines) is a known factor for contributing to some of the symptoms that patients present with. The older we get the more medications that seem to be prescribed. Until that is the patient visits a geriatric specialist, often then they [...]

Common drug may be dementia risk2019-10-23T14:32:56+00:00

Are the History and Physical Coming to an End?

2019-10-23T14:32:33+00:00

Medscape David M. Warmflash, MD Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The answer to this question is, I really hope not! Taking a patients’ history (their story) is an art form and can inform an experienced clinician about numerous things, from what the patient says (and sometimes what they don’t say), allowing the patient to tell their [...]

Are the History and Physical Coming to an End?2019-10-23T14:32:33+00:00

Millions risking addiction to powerful prescription drugs

2019-10-23T14:32:12+00:00

The Times Rosie Taylor Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “These are quite worrying statistics, 25% of the UK population are taking potentially addictive medicines, with half of them dependent on the drugs for the long term, two million people had been on them for at least three years.  Medication, the main stay treatment of conventional medicine, [...]

Millions risking addiction to powerful prescription drugs2019-10-23T14:32:12+00:00

Music and massage are best to calm dementia patients

2019-10-15T21:24:36+00:00

The Times Tom Whipple Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “As an Osteopath it’s great to see that manual treatment (soft tissue work) has some research evidence to say that it can help people with dementia, albeit id advanced dementia on patients in an agitated/aggressive state. It’s good to know that NIHCE in the UK already suggest [...]

Music and massage are best to calm dementia patients2019-10-15T21:24:36+00:00

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to British-American Trio for Cell/Oxygen Research

2019-10-15T21:23:28+00:00

Medscape Marcia Frellick Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “One of the more interesting findings of this Nobel Prize winning research was with cancer, cells divide rapidly, consume a lot of oxygen, and become very hypoxic (lacking in oxygen), he noted. They learned that when the cells become hypoxic, they turn on genes that allow them to [...]

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to British-American Trio for Cell/Oxygen Research2019-10-15T21:23:28+00:00