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Billions wasted on developing needless medicines

2019-07-15T09:13:03+01:00

The Times Tom Whipple, Science Editor Gerry Gajadharsingh Writes:  “Most medical funding into research goes into drug development, Big Pharma is big money. Whilst its important that medication is as safe as it can be, most new drug treatments did little more than existing alternatives, especially in psychiatry where only 1 new drug out of [...]

Billions wasted on developing needless medicines2019-07-15T09:13:03+01:00

Prescribe a walk in the woods to treat stress, doctors urged

2019-07-05T19:20:20+01:00

The Times Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The simple things in life can be the most effective in supporting our health. When I commute into London by train into Marylebone, I walk to my practice in Wimpole Street, about a 20-minute walk. I always take a route which takes me through one of [...]

Prescribe a walk in the woods to treat stress, doctors urged2019-07-05T19:20:20+01:00

Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel

2019-05-28T09:54:16+01:00

Nancy A. Melville Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Endocrinology (hormones) are complicated. Lots of people, when they don’t feel well, say “it’s my hormones doc” the suspected culprits in many cases are thyroid and female hormones related to the menopause. Many seeing their GP are disappointed to be told that the blood tests are normal. [...]

Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel2019-05-28T09:54:16+01:00

High Juice Consumption May Up Mortality Risk

2019-05-28T09:45:30+01:00

Medscape Norra MacReady Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: "I remember several years ago having a “chat” at an Osteopathic conference with a colleague who simply refused to believe that fruit juice and smoothies were unhealthy, so you see even health professionals can also be stubborn! There is a section in my iBook about the problems with [...]

High Juice Consumption May Up Mortality Risk2019-05-28T09:45:30+01:00

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