Wellbeing

Ten foods to tackle diabetes

Diabetes is spreading to epic proportions in the UK. It affects 3.2 million people, a figure which has doubled since…

7 Aug 2014

Does pre-diabetes really exist?

Pre-diabetes is an artificial category with virtually zero clinical relevance,’ said an American professor in the Times. A friend of mine…

7 Aug 2014

The NHS’s sympathy deficit

Sometimes I have a quiet time as a voluntary hospital visitor. But recently I’ve witnessed a lot of distress from…

1 Aug 2014

Your finger nails could hold the answer to your health problems

Eighteen hundred years ago, Romano-Britons with a variety of medical conditions would have visited the healing temple at Lydney Park…

21 Jul 2014

How to beat Alzheimer’s

British scientists have identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict, with 87 per cent accuracy, the start of dementia.…

16 Jul 2014

The miracle supplement? Vitamin D helps you live longer — so take it

The traditional view of Vitamin D is that it is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to…

30 Jun 2014

Experts cast doubt on statins – you read it first in Spectator Health

Statins are in the news – again. A few weeks ago, reports appeared across the media suggesting that statins truly…

11 Jun 2014

This is madness

Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, recently drew attention to the financial difficulties faced by the…

31 May 2014

Joint ventures

Having bad arthritis is miserable, and it affects every part of people’s lives. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I sit in…

31 May 2014
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Keep your hair on

There is, in the pursuit of hirsuteness, a bewilderingly long menu of treatments, with results that range from the near…

31 May 2014
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Ten foods to tackle diabetes

Diabetes is spreading to epic proportions in the UK. It affects 3.2 million people, a figure which has doubled since…

31 May 2014

Mind games

Addressing an audience at the Second Half of Your Life Centre recently, I described myself as a 67-year-old (77 if…

31 May 2014

Use your brain

A while ago I was listening to the Today programme, as we’re all obliged to do. A neuroscientist was on…

31 May 2014
Shingles is a reactivation of varicella, the chicken pox virus

A very good jab too

To very little fanfare, a new vaccination programme was launched by the NHS last year, bringing Britain up to speed…

31 May 2014

Peak practice

These days, people don’t simply go on holiday — they combine it with a trip to one of the increasingly popular…

31 May 2014