Category Archives: Fitness

Unnatural Causes: ‘An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don’t often say that’ Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

Read Online: Book Description: ‘One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down’ The Times ‘Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel’ Guardian__________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained […]

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Read Online: Book Description: As soon as Adam Kay set foot on a hospital ward for the first time, he realised there’s quite a lot they don’t teach you at medical school … His diaries from the NHS front line – scribbled in secret after long nights, endless days and missed weekends – are hilarious, […]

What are the treatment options for sciatica pain?

There are various treatment options available to ease sciatica pain. These include over-the-counter (OTC) medications, creams, exercises, massage, and surgery. Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is a nonspecific term that describes a variety of leg or back symptoms. It may refer to a sharp or burning pain that radiates down the legs from the buttocks. […]

What are some of the best exercises for meralgia paresthetica?

Meralgia paresthetica involves the compression of a nerve in the upper leg. This causes tingling, numbness, and pain in the outer thigh. Stretching and strengthening exercises may help release the nerve, thereby easing the symptoms of meralgia parasthetica. Below, we describe what meralgia paresthetica is and what causes it. We also outline some standard treatments […]

COVID-19: Why are Asian and Black patients at greater risk?

Even after accounting for other known risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study found that Black and Asian patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to need mechanical ventilation and more likely to die than white patients. Previous research suggests that people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are […]

What causes buttock pain when sitting?

There are many reasons a person may experience pain in their buttocks when sitting. The causes range from minor injuries and bruises to more severe conditions, such as sciatica and damaged disks. People spend a lot of time sitting down, and experiencing pain in the buttocks when sitting can cause concern. Pain in this area […]

What is causing this pain in my back?

Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating. It can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. Back pain can affect people of any age, for different reasons. As people get older, the chance of developing lower back pain increases, due […]

What to know about breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Advances in screening and treatment for breast cancer have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in […]

What causes unexplained weight loss?

Unexplained weight loss occurs when people lose weight without changing their diet or exercise routine. Most people are very aware of the dangerous consequences of weight gain, and many articles focus on ways to lose weight. However, unintended weight loss can also jeopardize a person’s health or indicate an underlying medical condition. People may gain […]

Heart disease risk associated with eating fried foods

Eating fried food is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular events The risk increases with each additional 4-ounce weekly serving Compared with those who ate the least fried food, those who ate the most had a 37% increased risk of heart failure A recent meta-analysis has found that eating fried foods is linked with […]