The Statin Trials         These days it is hardly possible to leave a doctor’s surgery without a prescription for a statin. We are told statins save lives. But is it true? Or could the entire medical profession have been hoodwinked by clever
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            Boris Johnson has declared war on the sugar tax, claiming it unfairly discriminates against the poor. But sugar is already unfairly hitting the poor: with more obesity, more diabetes and a range of related health problems. But there is a reason
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The gripping TV series, Chernobyl was the highest scored TV series in history. No wonder. It showed graphically the full horror of what can happen when a nuclear reactor malfunctions. As terrible as the disaster was, it could have been much worse.
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Ecological medicine has always been concerned about the environment and its impact on our health. So I was curious to hear about a recent report by 37 international experts from the Wellcome Trust. These included Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and
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These days when you visit your doctor it’s more than likely that he or she will, while you’re there, estimate your risk of heart disease. This can be done at the click of a button using a method called Q Risk. It’s
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Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has unveiled his new plans for the NHS.

He believes the answer to the problems plaguing the NHS is better technology and has made improving digital technology a major focus. He has claimed that we can use artificial intelligence “to transform the way we diagnose and treat chronic disease”. He has even suggested the NHS should be more lie Tesco and embrace technology.