Medical Advice

Why New NHS 'Wonder Drug' Alone Won't Reduce Cholesterol

Emer Delaney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I read an article recently about a new 'wonder drug' for treating high cholesterol in those people that don't tolerate statins. A common response I hear from patients is that statins cause them problems with their muscles, gut, headaches and sleep. Despite having raised cholesterol levels, they refuse to take the medications.

The UK's Uncontrollable Diabetes and Obesity Epidemic: Exploding the Myths

Marcus Reddy | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Reddy

The rising "obesity and diabetes epidemic" and weight-loss surgery are rarely away from our newspaper headlines and TV screens. As a weight-loss surgeon I frequently encounter hostile reactions from other clinicians and even patients themselves arguing against the very concept of weight-loss surgery.

Every Minute Counts: Act FAST to Save Lives

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

A stroke is an attack that happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This may be caused by a clot, or by bleeding in the brain. When a person has a stroke, they lose 2 million nerve cells for every minute that they don't receive medical treatment.

How To Avoid Being Bitten By A Spider

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Spiders: you either love them for their ability to reduce your mosquito population or you simply cannot stand the sight of the crawly buggers. How...

Antidepressants: Wonder Pills or Just a Quick Fix?

Dan Roberts | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As a therapist, I have worked with dozens of people suffering from depression. Many of these people have been - wrongly, in my view - prescribed antidepressants by their GP. And not just for depression: anxiety, paranoia, eating disorders, OCD, even insomnia are now routinely tackled with this powerful medication.

Doctor's Notes: Holiday Basics

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

Going on holiday is the highlight of the year for most, but unfortunately the build up and preparation for departure can be a stressful time!