Anecdotal evidence suggests that having a pet reduces cardiovascular mortality. Does it? You can imagine that trying to conduct a scientific can be difficult. There are many factors to consider: pre-existing risks profile of the pet owner, physical activity before and after pet ownership, marital status of the owner. Do pet ownership benefit men or women more? Well, the evidence is rather conflicting though. It is still worthwhile examining the evidence because if the benefits are there, we should be recommending pet ownership to many of all of you.
11th October 2019. Dr Chee L Khoo We all know that weight management is not as simple as a calories in calories out equation. Increasing nut consumption in particular, in theory, can cause weight gain because of nuts’ energy density but it doesn’t always translate to weight gain. In fact,
10th September, 2019. Dr Chee L Khoo Let’s face it. We all dread the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in any of our patients. There aren’t too many red flags that we can rely on to warn us that something is not right with this deep seated abdominal organ. Many of
When couples present for investigations of infertility, semen analysis is one of the earliest investigations we order. Every so often, the results come back with reduced sperm numbers, motility or normal forms. It is frustrating as a GP when we are unable to advise them what they can take to
Most of you would have read about the recent study linking some medications used to treat blood pressure to the risk of lung cancer. This was published in the British Medical Journal last week. it was a bit of a surprise to some extent although once the dust settled, it wasn’t