1702, 2020

Hormones could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year

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 [...]

1302, 2020

Statins “can encourage an unhealthy lifestyle”

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 [...]

202, 2020

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

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 [...]

2801, 2020

How to prevent burnout at work

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 [...]

101, 2020

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer’s Disease Outcomes

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 [...]

101, 2020

Do PPIs Increase the Risk for Renal Damage or Mortality?

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 [...]