Diet quickly to fight off Type 2 diabetes

We know simply losing weight can reverse Type 2 diabetes. But until now no one thought when you start losing weight was crucial. Now we know the earlier you lose weight, the better. Experts are saying you should shed pounds … Read More

Is depression being inflamed by genes?

Nature or nurture – which is it that causes depression? Well, genes certainly play a part. If your parents have been ­depressed, the chances of you getting depressed are greatly increased. At some point in our lives about one in … Read More

Renaming harmless cancers makes sense

A reader recently asked me to explain what’s meant by ­overdiagnosis. I wasn’t ­surprised because it (and overtreatment) is the buzz word of the moment in medical circles. For the avoidance of doubt here’s the definition of overdiagnosis. It’s the … Read More