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Hospital Food Review Announced By Government

  From The Yorkshire Times.   The government will work with the NHS to improve food quality in hospitals and provide consistently safe, nutritious and tasty food. The review will consider: 1. How food can help aid faster recovery, taking into account the unique needs of vulnerable groups 2. Support from national bodies such as […]

ME/CFS And Sexism

    From Jameson Writes.   For those who have watched Jen Brea’s Ted Talk, or read other accounts of life with MECFS, like Julie Rehmeyer’s new book, Through the Shadowlands and my essay in Quartz a few months ago, then you know that medical neglect is a big part of the disease’s narrative. Also within […]

GP Surgeries Should Be Put In A&E Departments, Say Doctors

  By Paul Gallagher in iNews.   GP surgeries should be put in A&E departments to help deal with patients who turn up at hospital inappropriately, a majority of doctors have said. A survey found that 61 per cent of GPs and secondary care doctors believed the move is necessary to relieve pressure on emergency […]

Is It Our Fault If We Eat Too Many Calories?

  By Isabelle Szmigin in The Conversation.      The mystery of two conflicting stats was recently solved. On the one hand, official statistics show a decline in calorie consumption across the UK over the last 40 years and, on the other, the population has gained weight over the same period; obesity is on the rise. The […]

Health Technology For Diabetes Self-Management

  By Kevin Hwang, MD, MPH – in Very Well.     Diabetes is a chronic disease which can affect every part of daily life. Going to the doctor and taking medications are important, but not sufficient for optimal care. Individuals with diabetes can reduce the short- and long-term impact of the disease by practicing […]

Study Argues Ditching Butter For Veg Oil Won’t Prevent Heart Disease

  From NHS Choices.   “Ditching butter for veg oil may not be better for heart,” the Daily Mail reports. An analysis of previously unpublished data from the 1960s and 70s found no benefit in replacing sources of saturated fats with vegetable oils. The original study was conducted from 1968 to 1973 in six US psychiatric state […]

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A friend of mine who was all but wheelchair bound due to arthritis in hips, back and legs, was told by his medical professionals that he would be bedridden within the year. In his younger years he had played Squash at the highest levels and continued to pursue a very active life until the onset […]

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