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Inflammation – When Healing Turns Harmful

Ongoing research gives a deeper understanding into why lifestyle choices matter By Dr Mark Janowski, Internal Medicine Specialist Our body’s ability to heal itself through inflammation is truly amazing. If you stub your toe, get an infection or catch a cold, your immune system springs into action, sending specialized white blood cells to wage battle […]

IV therapy – celebrity fad or genuine treatment?

It is easy to see why people would think of intravenous (IV) therapy as a skin tonic or trendy pick-me-up, with the likes of Kim Kardashian extolling its virtues on the red carpet. Adding to this ‘faddish’ perception is a proliferation of non-medical clinics offering IV therapy, with a menu of services to order from, […]

Even more reason to avoid energy drinks

Researchers find that just one serving can harm your heart Doctors, dietitians and educators have long been warning anyone who would listen about the dangers of energy drinks, especially for children. While initially the warnings were over the obvious effects of their high caffeine and sugar content, growing evidence shows these drinks affect the body […]

HPV – the worldwide epidemic nobody is talking about

By Dr Randa El-Tawil   An astonishing 80% of sexually active people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime, according to the American Sexual Health Association. We don’t often hear these figures, however, because it’s a taboo subject; infection with HPV or human papillomavirus is falsely linked to promiscuity. It is important that we […]

Heart disease – the silent killer

Often the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. Take, for example, a recent patient of mine who came in to see me complaining of tiredness and a heavy chest. Surely, he believed, it was nothing more than a side effect of over-work and jetlag from recent travels overseas. It wouldn’t be anything […]

When Should You Worry About Back or Neck Pain?

By Dr Kris Lewonowski   Chronic pain is any pain that lasts, on and off, for more than three months. Poor posture, sitting most of the time, sports injuries, aging – especially in women – and lifting heavy objects can cause mechanical and soft tissue injuries, leading to low-back and neck pain in people of […]

Don’t Ignore Chronic Dehydration

By Dr Randa El-Tawil, General Practitioner   What is chronic dehydration? Water makes up 60% of our bodies, 85% of our blood, 75% of our brains and even 25% of our bones. Chronic dehydration affects an incredible two out of three people simply because most of us aren’t drinking enough liquid – especially water.

IS THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BROKEN?

Why so many patients are unhappy with their doctors, and so many doctors are unhappy with their jobs A recent study shows that doctors top the list of the most respected professionals in the world. Except of course if you are in Finland, where teachers come ahead, or Japan, where a restaurant chef is also […]

Using electric shock waves to treat erectile dysfunction

Forget Viagra or Cialis, there is a new shocking treatment for Erectile Dysfunction or ED. Electric shock therapy sends tens of thousands of sound waves through a man’s penis to improve blood flow and enable erections. Although it sounds scary, patients experience a slightly uncomfortable pins-and-needles-like sensation, but it is otherwise painless.