Osteoporosis and bisphosphonates

A news item today highlights the long-term use of bisphosphonate drugs that are used for people suffering from osteoporosis by slowing the breakdown of bone. However, evidence now shows that they actually weaken bone by producing microscopic cracks. Not many people...

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week was marked this month. Statistics around children’s mental health are worsening and it’s reported that half of schools struggle to get mental health support for their students. Not many people are aware of the benefits...

Childhood allergies and fast-food

The news this week is reporting a recent large-scale study (Ellwood et al.,2012) linking junk-food and childhood asthma and eczema.  Over the past four decades, the prevalence of asthma and eczema has markedly increased in Westernized countries and countries...