Sarah Says

Enterovirus D68 - how worried should we be?

Thus far, there seem to be no more cases of enterovirus D68 in the USA than usual this year. By contrast, in the UK, this year seems to be a worryingly troublesome year for the virus. In 2012 there were seven cases confirmed; so far this year, the UK has seen 38 confirmed cases.

20 Oct 2016

Steroids and their side effects

The recent controversy over Russian athletes and Olympic doping have brought the issue of performance-enhancing drugs into the headlines again. And as usual, steroids are in the frame. Steroids have had a bad press over the years but they can be effective and safe

15 Aug 2016

Loneliness: why is it a killer?

In a country of nearly 70 million people, one in three of over-65s are sometimes or always lonely, and the figure is even higher for over-80s; half of them feel lonely regularly. Loneliness can affect your health in lots of ways.

27 Jul 2016