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Round of golf once a month can reduce risk of early death

2020-02-17T11:09:51+00:00

The Times Katie Gibbons Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Interesting research showing that one in seven of those who played golf died during the study, compared with one in four of those who never played the sport. Golf’s benefits expand beyond physical exercise and it has been found to reduce stress. Because of the social nature [...]

Round of golf once a month can reduce risk of early death2020-02-17T11:09:51+00:00

Hormones could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year

2020-02-17T11:05:45+00:00

Kaya Burgess The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Progesterone supplementation is back on the agenda 8 years after NICE rejected it as part of treatment for recurrent miscarriage. In 2012 it decided that “the evidence was insufficient to recommend the use of progesterone” in such cases.  However, this latest research suggests that it is being reconsidered [...]

Hormones could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year2020-02-17T11:05:45+00:00

Dreamlike state of hypnobirthing helps cut pain of childbirth

2020-02-17T10:59:50+00:00

Shanti Dyas The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I sometimes tease my wife Susie, who is from the “countryside”, that she doesn’t really feel pain. It’s a bit like the old French and Saunders sketch where two country ladies sit in the kitchen preparing vegetables, the knife slips and one of them cuts off a [...]

Dreamlike state of hypnobirthing helps cut pain of childbirth2020-02-17T10:59:50+00:00

Statins “can encourage an unhealthy lifestyle”

2020-02-13T09:52:44+00:00

The Times Rhys Blackley, Tom Whipple Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “One of the risks of some long-term medications is that people think it then relieves them of their individual responsibility for managing their own lifestyle risks, as the research below shows in relation to statins and blood pressure medication.  The researchers found that those who [...]

Statins “can encourage an unhealthy lifestyle”2020-02-13T09:52:44+00:00

100% vegan, but may contain lots of E-numbers

2020-02-02T09:48:11+00:00

The additives in some plant-based food cast doubt on health claims The Times Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Esme´ O’Keeffe Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Given the time of the year, in that many people are thinking of trying a vegan diet, many for perceived health reasons, it’s important to realise that many commercial vegan products are highly [...]

100% vegan, but may contain lots of E-numbers2020-02-02T09:48:11+00:00

How to prevent burnout at work

2020-01-28T16:35:41+00:00

New Research links chronic stress with a litany of health-conditions-here’s what to do about it The Times John Naish Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: This article covers recent research into the clinical condition of “burnout”.  More than 50% of sick days taken in the UK are the result of anxiety and depression. However, as well as [...]

How to prevent burnout at work2020-01-28T16:35:41+00:00

Why Do Some People Suddenly Develop Food Allergies Later in Life?

2020-01-08T10:37:27+00:00

Health Section vice.com Shayla Love Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “The UK incidence of true food allergies varies from about 3% to 20% depending on how it is diagnosed, and which statistics you look at, it’s a controversial area, but it seems that they are increasing.  An allergy is an immune mediated reaction whereas an intolerance [...]

Why Do Some People Suddenly Develop Food Allergies Later in Life?2020-01-08T10:37:27+00:00

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer’s Disease Outcomes

2020-01-01T11:31:29+00:00

Todd Murphy Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Light therapy is commonly used in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which also has an association with a lack of Vitamin D although NICE says that it’s not clear if it’s effective. People with this condition lose steam when the days get shorter and the nights longer. Symptoms of [...]

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer’s Disease Outcomes2020-01-01T11:31:29+00:00

Eating Chili Peppers Tied to Reduced Risk of Death

2020-01-01T11:29:29+00:00

Megan Brooks Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Having been born in Trinidad, I must admit that I have hot pepper (chilli) sauce on a lot of my food. My to my wife’s displeasure when I use it on the traditional Sunday lunch!  Chilli is a big part of many cultures around the world and there [...]

Eating Chili Peppers Tied to Reduced Risk of Death2020-01-01T11:29:29+00:00

Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Renal Damage or Mortality?

2020-01-01T11:27:29+00:00

Medscape Tejas P. Desai, MD Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a very commonly prescribed drug (also available over the counter), for symptoms such as Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). Used, in the short term, they can certainly give symptom relief in many patients. I read an article several years ago, after [...]

Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Renal Damage or Mortality?2020-01-01T11:27:29+00:00