Which is our bigger food enemy - sugar or saturated fat? Sugar is much worse than just completely empty calories but the evidence against saturated fat is damning.
New figures from NHS Digital show that for the second year running, numbers of women attending for their smear test have dropped across England, Wales and Scotland.
One medical question recently put to the Patient team via twitter was: "I have just found out I have Bicuspid Valve Problems with AF. What are the best ways to treat this or cope with it?" Here is my response…
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.
For once, Jeremy Hunt's not in the headlines for his handling (or mishandling) of the junior doctors' dispute. He seemed to be on firmer ground this week with the pledge that from 2018, 25% more medical students will be trained in the UK, with the aim of making us self-sufficient in doctors when we're out of the EU. Hurrah! Or not….