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HAY FEVER – GET THE LOWDOWN by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It is estimated that fifteen million people in the UK suffer from hay fever. Find out what this year’s season has in store & what might help. Following in the footstep ... Read on »
EXTREME DIETING MAY DAMAGE YOUR PERSONALITY. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Losing weight may not always be the healthy thing it’s cracked up to be. Kate Moss famously said, ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. Evidence is starting to eme ... Read on »
JUNK FOOD ADDICTION - IS THERE SUCH A THING? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A research study in Florida found that rats that were fed junk food developed compulsive eating habits. Does this have implications for humans? An interesting research ... Read on »
BPA – THE LEACHING EFFECT by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Everyone seems to be concerned about it, but the British Government insists there’s no threat to public health. For some time there has been growing concern among envi ... Read on »
Could Eating A Small Amount Of Chocolate Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke & Heart Attack? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Each year 200,000 people in the UK die from cardiovacular disease. Now a new study by the German Institute of Human Nutrition brings hope that this can be reduced in a sur ... Read on »
Is there a link between diet & a common medical condition that can lead to infertility? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study may have found the first modifiable risk factor for endometriosis. Endometriosis is a medical condition which affects around 2 million women – that’s one i ... Read on »
Can we really cut our risk of heart attack by substituting good fats for bad? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A review of previous studies clarifies the current thinking regarding the health benefits of eating polyunsaturated fats. In the UK heart disease is the most common ca ... Read on »
It’s Official! Most Parents Want Better Nursery Food Now. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine  As support mounts for the campaign to ban junk food from nurseries, surely the Government must finally take action. Many people are unaware that existing standards & ... Read on »
Can Fish Oil Reduce The Risk of Bowel Cancer? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study suggests that daily capsules of purified fish oil may be helpful in slowing or preventing bowel cancer where a particular genetic condition exists. Ther ... Read on »
There’s Something About Mephedrone… by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mephedrone is the latest in a line of legal recreational drugs to hit the club scene in the UK. In some countries Mephedrone has been banned. Here it can legally be bo ... Read on »
What’s On The Menu Today? Why It’s Calories! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Will calorie counting on menus actually help us to eat a more healthy diet? In the latest ploy to try and enforce healthy eating, the Food Standards Agency wants to in ... Read on »
No Green Light for Food Labelling. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Government watchdog makes an unexpected u-turn in the fight to help us separate the ‘good’ from the ‘bad’ in our shopping basket. Four years ago following extensive re ... Read on »
Mussel In On The Latest Health Food. by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On the lookout for the ultimate convenience food? Read on! Until relatively recently the Department of Health was advising us that seafood was bad for our health, but ... Read on »
ANGER & CRITICISM AT THE APPROVAL OF A NEW GM CROP FOR EUROPE by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Environmental groups slam the decision as a threat to human health, while two of its member countries express their opposition. It is twelve years since there was Euro ... Read on »
FLUSHING YOUR TOILET MAY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH! by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bacteria sprayed into the air when a toilet is flushed can travel up to eight feet! When a toilet is flushed, miniscule droplets are propelled into the air outwards an ... Read on »
NEW SURVEY WARNS OF HIGH SALT LEVELS IN SOUP by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We tend to think of soup as a healthy, comforting food, but the high levels of hidden salt it contains present a very real risk to our health. High levels of salt are ... Read on »
MISLEADING LABELLING OF MEAT PRODUCTS TO ‘END’, BUT WILL WE EVER GET ‘UK BORN,... by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You may think that the meat that went into the pie you bought labelled ‘ Produced in the UK’ came from Britain, but you could well be wrong! Now that’s all about to change ... Read on »
Could Dolphins hold the key to a cure for type II diabetes? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine New research suggests that while sufferers of diabetes may use a high protein diet as a means of controlling the condition, dolphins, conversely, seem to have developed a ... Read on »
Can cooking with Gas increase your risk of developing lung cancer? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine That tantalizing smell while you’re frying your food just might give you cancer along with an appetite! The fumes that result from frying food at high temperatures are ... Read on »
CAN A COMPUTERISED PLATE REALLY HELP TACKLE CONCERNS OVER RISING OBESITY RATES IN CHILDREN? by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   CAN A COMPUTERISED PLATE REALLY HELP TACKLE CONCERNS OVER RISING OBESITY RATES IN CHILDREN? We know from previous research that people who are overwe ... Read on »