We are now featured on Station Road GP Surgery’s website, in their practice booklet and appointment cards.Read More..
Doubts have been raised over the idea that being overweight and “apple shaped” increases heart attack risk. A study has found the risk of heart disease is not raised by the amount of fat around the waist. This new study challenges earlier research that found people who are overweight with “apple shaped” bodies were three […]Read More..
The number of people with peanut allergy has increased considerably in the past 20 – 30 years Approximately 1-2% of children in the UK have an allergy to peanuts. It can be a life-threatening disease. Over the past 20 to 30 years the number of people with a peanut allergy has increased radically, however the […]Read More..
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that upsets the transmission of communications from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. There is no cure, therefore treatment focuses on providing symptomatic relief. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a broad range of symptoms, is random and affects everyone in a […]Read More..
Laughing aids blood flow round the body. Experts say a good old belly laugh helps heal leg ulcers. According to the Leeds University team, good nursing and the occasional laugh was better than the latest technology to get the body heal. However the five-year research of 337 patients found laughter did not speed up recovery, […]Read More..
Brain imaging techniques to learn more about coma patients are currently being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists. They plan to give more insights into coma patient awareness. This can be used to direct treatment and offer information for relatives and clinicians. The scanning technique is called functional MRI (fMRI). Prof Christian Schwarzbauer is leading […]Read More..
A bad diet whilst pregnant can have impact the child’s health, according to scientists have discovered a mechanism that explains how a imbalanced diet during pregnancy can raise the chance of the child developing diabetes later on in life. Studies on rats have indicated an poor nutrition in the mother can cause the “silencing” of […]Read More..
A DNA test to identify the premature signs of bowel cancer has been found by scientists. Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate in differentiating between tumours and benign polyps. Polyps are growths that can become cancerous. However not all polyps in the bowel become cancerous, but most bowel cancers can stem from polyps. […]Read More..
The government has said people should eat no more than 70g of red meat a day (approximately three rasher of bacon or two sausages). Thousands of deaths linked to bowel cancer could be avoided every year with these new guidelines. Approximately 36,000 people are diagnosed every year with bowel cancer (third most common cancer in […]Read More..
To calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI), divide your weight (kg) by the square of your height (m). However as BMI is based on weight, muscular individuals may have BMI values equal to those who are overweight or obese. Therefore is BMI really a good indicator of your composition, and ultimately your health? Different kinds […]Read More..