I'm here in Paris a few days out from the symposium being held at the Institut Pasteur to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV... I do not think we can underestimate the degree to which science has so significantly shifted the direction of an epidemic - HIV science has provided lessons for all of us working in the field but also for many of those working in other branches of medicine. As many of my colleagues will undoubtedly reiterate over the coming days, the role of HIV science in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic has also changed forever the way in which we deal with global health.
If we were all able to discuss our end of life wishes and make plans in a more confident and better-informed way it's likely we would see huge improvements in people's experiences at such an important time for them and those close to them and that we would be less scared of dying.
For many people, the abuse of alcohol, substances, and illegal drugs can be fuelled by a variety of life events. Financial problems, relationship problems, and work related issues are all common factors that can lead to a person reaching breaking point and turning to substances or alcohol.
The underlying problem is that for women over 40, exercise ALONE is not enough to cause weight loss. This is not true for men. And it's less true for women under 40. But if you ask most women over 40, they will tell similar stories of exercise programmes that no longer delivered the goods when it came to weight loss.
Who were my thighs kidding? I haven't been inside my gym's hallowed walls in... 18... no, maybe 30 months... Some gyms just do not want you to leave, as soon as you try to cancel they look you up and down with judgement in their eyes and tell you all the reasons you should stay.
So although like most people, I have a "bucket list" I decided being optimistic at heart, I would need to call my wish list something else that was more appropriate, and so I have a "Pink List". Why a "Pink List" you may well ask? Well if you are sitting comfortably then I'll tell you why pink became significant to me.
The concept of the post-exercise 'anabolic window' has become so engrained in the resistance training community that it is practically dogmatic. It refers to a limited time period where, post resistance training, skeletal muscle is primed for growth as long as a suitable protein source is consumed.
Women who choose to donate eggs have made a monumental decision that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. This decision is a great thing, which can benefit them in many ways. Here are some of the things you should know about the egg donation process before you get involved.
In order to get started on a career in the health field, most people start off as a medical assistant. It is stated that a demand in medical assistants will increase by over thirty percent over the next decade with an average salary of about thirty thousand.
Basically, as Jay-Z might say, I got 99 problems and bipolar is one. It's that thing Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stephen Fry both have, that seems to make people shocked to discover celebrities have none-diet-related-problems.
I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.
Angelina Jolie's personal account of being told she has a fault in her BRCA1 gene and decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of her developing breast cancer has struck a chord with many individuals and families.
"There is a growing ecosystem of new digital health products being released to the consumer in what is essentially a health revolution," says Stephen Davies, digital health consultant, in the next issue of Fitpro Business.
Do you find yourself craving your morning dose of caffeine before your finger has even left the snooze button? Struggle to get motivated before 12pm? It's time to ditch the morning blues with these tips to feel fabulous first thing.
What a sad headline in the Daily Mail - 'Struck Down by Rickets, boy who was covered in sunblock to play outside'. Chris Head thought she was merely being a dutiful parent by liberally applying Factor 50 sunscreen on her six year old son.
When you are anxious about something, the most natural thing in the world is to avoid it. It's common sense: if something seems frightening, unpleasant or overwhelming, your first impulse is to escape it.