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What does the number 1 tennis player in the UK have to learn from the World’s number 1?

I had two long drives to do over the weekend and had the radio on quite a lot. On Friday I listened to the men’s Wimbledon semi-final which featured British tennis player Andy Murray. He Lost. Andy Murray is, I think, ranked fourth in the World, but he has never won a ‘grand slam’ (one […]

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Why are individuals with melanoma at much higher risk of other cancers?

I was reading this morning about a study which assessed the relationship between skin cancer risk and risk of other cancers [1]. There are three main forms of skin cancer; squamus cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and malignant melanoma. This study found that having SCC or BCC was associated with an increased risk […]

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The link between low iron levels and fatigue, and why this diagnosis is often missed

Today’s edition of the British Medical Journal contains an article which summarises guidance from the UK’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the management of chronic fatigue syndrome [1]. Let me start by saying I have special interest in this area, as quite a number of my patients present with ‘fatigue’ (often, […]

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Metal fatigue – iron deficiency found to slow brain function in women

While medical practice generally turns a blind eye to the value of nutrition in health, it has at least embraced the importance of certain specific nutrients including iron. Iron is important for the manufacture of haemoglobin ” the protein in the red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen around the body and delivering it to […]

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