ga('send', 'pageview');
Search
Friday 23 February 2018
  • :
  • :

Category: Health Issues

peace of mind

Enjoying life might just help you live longer…

  Sustained enjoyment in older age linked to longer life Sustained enjoyment of life over several years in older age is associated...

Quit smoking at 40 – Gain 9 years of life!

E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking Findings go against concerns that e-cigs undermine motivation and quit...

Season and region of birth linked to heightened childhood coeliac disease risk

Circulating viral infections, season and location as well as the role of vitamin D during pregnancy may help explain childhood coeliac...

drug interaction tool

#MedEd: How good medicine can be bad for your health

and how to avoid it…. Confused about what medicines are necessary and how effective they might be? Are statins beneficial over a...

brexit bmj

Brexit: Blame austerity not immigration for the inequality underlying Brexit, argues expert

The underlying reason for worsening health and declining living standards in Britain is not immigration but ever growing economic...

7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious illnesses. Ryan Blair looks at seven signs you may not be getting enough sleep, some of which...

Stroke Fast Facts – music by ZDoggMD!

How to Recognise a Stroke On the left is a poster from the www.stroke.ie that helps to recognise the symptoms of a stroke. On the right...

#Celiac Week: Confused About Your Celiac Disease Lab Results?

by Dr. Vikki Petersen At HealthNOW Medical Clinic San Jose we know that, as if it wasn’t hard enough to convince some doctors to do a...

hayfever tips

Ah choo!! Wet winter promises a sneezy summer

One of wettest winters on record may lead to severe levels of hay fever Hay fever sufferers are being warned that this summer is set to be...

Richard van Hooijdonk

#HCIT – The future of Robotic Surgery

  International speaker, Richard van Hooijdonk presents insightful and inspiring lectures on world trends, technology, and marketing. He...

Reforms to agricultural policy may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

Experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foods The liberalisation...

tai chi

Tai Chi helpful for some common long term conditions

Could be useful exercise for older people with several co-existing chronic ailments, suggest researchers The ancient Chinese exercise Tai...

Spice up your life! Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death

Data suggests most benefit from eating spices regularly throughout the week Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is...

googling symptoms

What are the best symptom checker websites?

According to research published in the BMJ top marks go to Symcat.com followed by Isabel. Many people google symptoms leading to the...

Why it’s nuts not to eat nuts…

Just half a handful of nuts a day could make a difference Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of...

chocolate is good for your health

Eating up to 100 g of any kind of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

There may be no need to cut out chocolate to protect cardiovascular health, say researchers Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is...

stand at work

Get up and stand up for at least 2 hours daily during working hours

First guidance on curbing health risks of too much sitting calls for sit-stand desks and regular walk-abouts Office workers should be on...

zebras and ulcers

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers…. The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Stress

“If I had to define a major depression in a single sentence, I would describe it as a genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong...

junk food

#Diet: Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity

Time to bust myth that anyone— including athletes—can outrun a bad diet Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the...

electronic cigarette

High flavouring content in some e-cigarettes may be respiratory irritants

Exposure levels can exceed recommended limits; some chemicals could be respiratory irritants The levels of chemicals used to flavour some...

set dancing parkinson

Italian neurologist finds Irish Set Dancing helps Parkinson’s patients

Irish Set Dancing can be more beneficial than standard physiotherapy, particularly in dealing with symptoms such as Freezing Gait, Balance...

Ayurvedic Teas – a Menopausal Aide

by Professor Lynn Basford If we examine the annals of ancient traditions, such as the Celts, Druids, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and all...

Coeliac disease rate among UK children has almost tripled in past 20 years

  Better diagnosis or other factors? According to a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the number of young children...

gut bacteria and brain effects

Gut Bacteria, brain and behaviour

  Professor Ted Dinan is Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at...

#HCIT: World first in remote monitoring during pregnancy

by Justina Hurley  Remote healthcare monitoring to be provided to expectant mothers at home A groundbreaking programme to improve the...

gluten free

Gluten Intolerance and Seizures

by Dr. Vikki Petersen There are many causes of seizures, some understood better than others. I want to discuss the known association...

placebo effect

8 things to know about the Placebo effect

by Dr Joe Dispenza Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you...

Water fluoridation linked to higher rates of underactive thyroid

Switch to other approaches in bid to protect tooth health, say researchers Study raises particular concerns about the validity of community...

Real patient videos: This week Facial Rash, Jaundice, Cleft Lip

Medical Education Videos from ReelDx   2-year-old with facial rash Case summary >> This patient has had intermittent facial...

mini brain in spine

Did you know that there was a mini-brain in your spine?

Salk Institute scientists discover spinal “mini-brain”. Walking across an icy parking lot in winter–and remaining...

wiiitis

Have you heard of “Wiiitis”?

From Nintendo elbow to Wiiitis – A different take on sports injuries! Following reports of Nintendo related injuries and other...

From the other side of the stethoscope

Dr. Jordan Grumet “We physicians need to tell each other, We need to confide in our brethren. For those of us stuck in the thick mud...

macrame music

#Musical mini-break: Sit back, relax, listen….

Music is one of the best ways to give yourself a magical mini-break! We all have music that we drive to, or that we work out to and...

Dr William Davis wheat belly

Wheat Belly: Why bread is a GM monster that makes you fat!

Cardiologist exposes “healthy whole grains” for the incredibly destructive genetic monsters they’ve become Modern wheat contain forms...

brain scans for autism

Ground breaking autism research finds brain scans can diagnose autism

A new study by the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University has found that autism has a particular brain pattern...

#App: Check your BMI against world statistics

An ingenious programme on the BBC health site allows you to calculate you BMI, then compare it to the average for your country as well as...

vitb12

Vitamin B12 deficiency

The importance of B12 Vitamin B-12 deficiency is linked to several health issues. Anemia, depression, nerve damage, memory issues, and much...

microlifes

Of Micromorts and Men: Fun talk on what the headlines really mean

Motorbikes, Terrorism, Heart Attacks, Sausages…. Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, David Spiegelhalterher gives...

brain and sleep

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Mary Elizabeth Dallas Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition   There are clear differences in the brains of...

ebola map

Ebola: Nigeria and Senegal are declared Ebola-free but hardest-hit African countries face heightened political and economic instability

Global Information company IHS has provided the following update on the current Ebola outbreak and it’s impact on the countries...