Blog 2017-02-24T15:11:00+00:00


3103, 2018

Back pain treatment is useless, experts warn

Chris Smyth, Health Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  I guess many patients may find this report challenging.  Pain is an important presenting symptom to may Osteopaths. The researchers are being blunt but probably truthful when they flag up [...]

3103, 2018

We’ve cracked it: why your knuckles pop

The Times Oliver Moody Science Correspondent Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: Joint “clicking” is one of the many different Osteopathic Manual Techniques that Osteopaths have been using for over 140 years and people have probably been clicking knuckles and other joints [...]

1203, 2018

Gluten-free foods worse for your health and your purse

The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: For several years I have noticed increasing numbers of patients saying they are adopting gluten free diets, for “health reasons”. I must admit I am NOT a fan of this particular health craze. It [...]

2901, 2018

How to slow ageing from a sprint to a crawl

Jenni Russell The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “I tend to raise my eyebrows when I hear about a patient having had their cancer treated (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) and then being told to “carry on as normal” by their specialists [...]

412, 2017

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Promising in Chronic Pain

Pauline Anderson October 25, 2017 Medscape Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  I have been using a Capnometer (a device that measures breathing behaviour, End Tidal CO2 and Breathing Rate) and Heart Monitoring (pulse and Heart Rate Variability) since 2007 and have assessed in excess [...]

710, 2017

Pills will never bring us the sleep we crave

Janice Turner The Times Modern life has become a toxic mix of exhaustion, over-medication and brains hardwired to new technology. Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: “Sleep is a habit, a good one that has immense benefits to health, we muck around with [...]

1509, 2017

What is happening to the NHS, looks like its broken?

Elderly patients suffering over delays in hip surgery The Times Chris Smyth Health Editor “Gerry Gajadharsingh writes: This one is close to my heart, with 2 of my family members having had orthopaedic operations this week! Both could not get [...]

609, 2017

PSA Screening Does Reduce Deaths, New Analysis Shows

Medscape Roxanne Nelson Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test, is offered to men, sometimes as part of health screening or if they are presenting with symptoms that might be attributable to prostate problems (difficulty urinating, nocturia [...]

409, 2017

Bad habits leave one man in six with an ‘older’ heart

Chris Smyth, Health Editor The Times Gerry Gajadharsingh writes:  “We have been offering “Heart Age” as part of our health checks for about 4 years, but it’s good to see this now appearing onto the radar. People find “illness” scary and therefore [...]