Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Fact Check: Cracking your Knuckles causes Arthritis

I’m forever telling people to stop cracking their knuckles. “It will give you arthritis” I helpfully inform. I’ve been a firm believer of this myth for years, and I’ll happily divulge this ‘fact’ to work colleagues, friends or anyone I feel comfortable enough to moan at. But for everyone who stops cracking, another tells me […]

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Is it really the Silent Killer?

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and people all across the UK have been working hard to raise awareness of this often misunderstood condition. But is it really the silent killer it’s often described as, and what symptoms of ovarian cancer should we be looking out for? It’s time we all get clued up.

Consultant Gynae-oncologist, […]

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Fact Check: Cutting Out Dairy can Cure Acne

Chocolate has long been seen as the enemy of clear skin; it’s high sugar content touted as the bringer of all spots. But for people battling against acne the advice over what foods to cut out often becomes more extreme. In recent years, the speculation over a link between dairy and acne has become a […]

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Fact Check: If you Swallow Chewing Gum it Stays in your Stomach

‘If you swallow chewing gum it stays in your stomach for years’.

I’m sure we’ve all been told this one before. Along with ‘if the wind changes your face will stay like that’, my parents were always keen to warn me of the dangers of swallowing chewing gum. Here, at Doctify HQ, being the provider of […]

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What’s New in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy?

Written by Mr Hemal Mehta for Doctify
Diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blind registration in the working age population in the UK – a success of screening
There is a global epidemic of diabetes, with the International Diabetes Federation reporting that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes. One complication of diabetes known […]

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