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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I was reading this morning about a study which assessed the relationship between skin cancer risk and risk of other cancers . 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 […]
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 . Let me start by saying I have special interest in this area, as quite a number of my patients present with ‘fatigue’ (often, […]
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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