How old are YOUR bones?

When Conservative MP Sarah Newton, 51, was diagnosed with the fragile bone disease osteoporosis  after falling outside the House of Commons she was stunned. Mrs Newton had broken her hip in a simple fall and told newspapers how shocked she was to have an “old women’s disease”. Osteoporosis is a fragile bone disease which canContinue reading “How old are YOUR bones?”

Why a simple pulse check could prevent you having a stroke

  Heart disease deaths have halved in the last 30 years. And whilst that’s incredibly good news – experts are  now predicting a huge  three-fold increase in the irregular heart beat condition atrial fibrillation .  I’ve been writing about the AF time bomb effect in today’s Daily Mail Good Health section http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2228350/Could-dodgy-ticker-realise-How-DIY-test-irregular-pulse-help-save-life.html?ito=feeds-newsxml . Up toContinue reading “Why a simple pulse check could prevent you having a stroke”

Did you know E.coli bacteria can reproduce a whole generation in 20 minutes?

It’s November and peak season  for winter nasties including the norovirus (the winter vomiting bug). How can you keep the bugs at bay? Hm mm well, if you’re struggling in on the Tube or bus every day and work in a crowded office it can be tricky (unless you turn Japanese and wear a mask),Continue reading “Did you know E.coli bacteria can reproduce a whole generation in 20 minutes?”

What’s up with your health?

This is my blog for health and medical news junkies like myself who can’t get enough of  all the fascinating developments in the medical world. I’ve been writing about health, medicine  and well being in the UK  national media  for a while and like to mull over what’s new and whether it matters or notContinue reading “What’s up with your health?”

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