Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff
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Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff

The Chief Medical Officer of England has released a report into the health of Baby Boomers. This is the group of people born between 1945 and 1965. I’m one of them, maybe you are too. We are living longer but are not really in better health. A huge burden of cardiovascular disease and cancers would … Continue reading

Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk
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Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk

Adapted from:   Fractures and Diabetes Rowan Hillson MBE National Clinical Director for Diabetes England 2008-18   Practical Diabetes Jan/Feb 17 Summary Fractures are more likely in diabetics compared to non- diabetics. Metabolic factors, an increased risk of falls, complications, infection, medications and the effects of low blood sugars all contribute. Neuropathy is a particular … Continue reading

Heri: Understanding your biological clock
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Heri: Understanding your biological clock

Daily Health Points The Art of Healthy Living   Synchronizing with our biological clock Biological Human Clock The 24-hour light–dark cycle is a fundamental characteristic of Earth’s environment and profoundly influences the behaviour and physiology of animals and humans. The illustration above highlight how hormone production and vital signs fluctuate during the day. This is called … Continue reading

Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle
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Learning and Diabetes: A vicious circle

Learning and Diabetes Rowan Hillson Practical Diabetes Nov/Dec 16 Only 32% of type one diabetics and 78% of type two diabetics are currently offered structural education in England. Even then, not all will attend. Will it have any positive long term effects for those who do? Many issues affect learning. This article discusses some of … Continue reading

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Scotland ‘Should Take Lead Role in Type 1 Research’

Catriona Morrice of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) talked to the Scotsman this week about how Scotland could lead the field to cure type 1 diabetes. The Foundation’s development manager cites bioscience expertise where Scottish institutions, scientists and charities are already working in support of this aim, but she believes Scotland’s role could be … Continue reading

Robert Redfern: High carb diet causes memory loss as we age
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Robert Redfern: High carb diet causes memory loss as we age

As reported in Naturally Healthy News Issue 24 Eating a diet that’s rich in carbohydrates – sweets, soft drinks, bread, pasta and potatoes- is  a direct cause of mild dementia and memory loss as we get older. Starch and sugar cause cognitive impairment. A diet that is high in fats and protein is far less … Continue reading

Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections
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Coconut oil can reduce mouth infections

Researchers in the Athlone Institute of Technology in Dublin Ireland have been researching the effects on coconut oil on oral health. They have found that coconut oil kills most bacteria in the mouth and importantly the ones that cause tooth decay. The oil is also effective against Candida Albicans that causes thrush. The team think … Continue reading