Can the “Malhotra Method” really cut your Covid risk?

Dr Tarek S Arab weighs up the science behind Aseem Malhotra’s bestselling book.

7 Sep 2020

Which ‘science’ will Boris Johnson follow on obesity?

The science on healthy eating has shifted in recent years with dairy, saturated fat and meat all back on the menu.

22 Jun 2020

How to lose weight and cut your Covid risk

Obesity is one of the major modifiable risk factors for admission to hospital in the event of a SARS-Cov 2 infection but it’s never too late to tackle it.

20 May 2020

What risk does Covid-19 pose to pregnant women and unborn babies?

Studies show that pregnant women who have had Covid-19 have an increased risk of preterm labour but that there are no known health complications that result from the virus.

13 May 2020

It’s time we were honest about obesity and Covid-19

A quarter of NHS nurses are obese, putting them at a greater risk of complications from Covid-19.

6 May 2020

Ignore the headlines: aspirin is safe for pregnant women

There are times when published research can have a dramatic positive effect on patient outcomes. There are also times when…

28 Nov 2017

Is your low-fat diet killing you?

For over 40 years now we have been urged, by various bodies including the American Heart association, British Heart Foundation…

31 Aug 2017

Don’t call it ‘fat shaming’ – there are good reasons obese women shouldn’t get pregnant

A new study by Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet suggests that women are more likely to have babies with serious birth defects if they are…

4 Jul 2017

Avoid early menopause by drinking two glasses of milk a day, new research suggests

Women with a higher dietary intake of vitamin D are less likely to experience early menopause, according to a new…

27 Jun 2017

Exercise is more effective on an empty stomach, but proceed with caution

There’s no such thing as the perfect exercise regime for people trying to get in shape. No magic formula that…

15 Jun 2017

Sound science backs fasting. Calorie counting can’t compete

Fasting is no longer merely the domain of religion — more and more people are fasting for the sake of…

12 May 2017

Does a Mediterranean diet really protect against breast cancer?

‘Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40 per cent,’ said the headlines in the Telegraph and…

7 Mar 2017
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Don’t bash Melinda Messenger. Anxiety about the HPV vaccine can’t just be ignored

Dr Chris Steele, the resident doctor of ITV’s This Morning, took Melinda Messenger to task on the show last week.…

21 Dec 2016

Pregnant? Don’t give up the gym. Exercise helps mother, baby and birth

Most health advice for pregnant women is uncontroversial: to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet and take folic acid. However,…

1 Sep 2016

Surgical league tables: no, thank you

After the Bristol Heart Scandal in the 1990’s, the speciality of cardiac surgery rose to the occasion, leading the way…

2 Dec 2014

Criminalising mothers: the beginning of the slippery slope

The recent case reported in the press of a 17 year old mother who deliberately binge drank alcohol during her…

18 Nov 2014

Uterine transplantation is the final gynaecological frontier

The successful transplantation of a uterus represents the last major surgical goal in the field of reproductive gynaecology. This feat…

10 Oct 2014

It’s up to each woman to decide whether the pill’s benefits are worth the risks

According to a new paper published in the journal Cancer Research women taking combined oral contraceptive pills (COCP) have a…

24 Sep 2014

Stop blaming doctors for antibiotic abuse

According to the World Health Organisation’s latest report into antibiotic resistance we are facing a ‘problem so serious that it…

22 Sep 2014