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Obesity is associated with many chronic diseases. The dramatic rise in its prevalence worldwide has become a major health concern. This article discusses some of the controversies on its causes, consequences, and standard treatments, with a focus on…
Over the centuries people have become taller, heavier, and stronger. One of the major reasons for this is the increasing supply of calories in our diets. In earlier times, weight gain was extremely beneficial for health, well-being, and lifespan,…
Something less beguiling for a horror-story addict than the emergence of obesity would be hard to imagine. Start by reading the 27 August 2011 issue of the Lancet. One article predicts that the obesity rate in the UK will make the tremendous leap fro…
Issues in paediatrics Infants, children, and adolescents have special needs regarding their health and care. They are not ‘little adults’. The spectrum of illnesses differs from that known in adults. Just think of teething problems like…
Dear Medical Writers Top of Form Bottom of Form I expect I am not the only one who at this time of year looks at their calendar in disbelief and asks how on earth another 12 months can have disappeared so quickly? The end of the year is always an…
The Spirit Level
Ever had a ‘ping’ moment? This book might have been mine. I'm not a natural pessimist, but Western society today seems less cohesive and people more materialistic, stressed, unhealthy, and unhappy than in times gone by. Wealth and s…
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