Tom Nolan

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About Tom Nolan

Dr Tom Nolan is the Editor of The Doctify Journal. Tom practices as a GP in South London and has previously worked as a Clinical Editor at the BMJ. Tom publishes a monthly health review and regularly publishes articles when hot topics find their way onto his desk.

October Health News

In October, as the weather turns and the darkness falls, I’m asking myself some big questions. What should we do about antibiotic resistance? When should I give my child peanut butter? And is my activity tracker to blame for my declining fitness levels?

 

Fit bit or bit fat?

When I reach my activity goal on my wearable […]

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September Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive on the Zika virus. There’s also some exciting news about virtual reality and a heads up before you stock up on vitamin D.

Vitamin D and asthma

News that taking vitamin D halves severe asthma attacks is encouraging for anyone who has this potentially life threatening condition. Before you stock up […]

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August Health News

This month’s news features an exclusive story on a seven year old piece of research. There’s also some exciting news about hot meals and bad news for office workers.

Another death at the office

Your desk job is killing you, screamed newspaper headlines last month. People who sit for more than eight hours a day at work […]

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July Health News

With the summer holidays here, my aim is to find plenty of time to do nothing. But even when I get the chance to, I usually end up doing something. I see the same in healthcare all the time, where there’s so often an overwhelming urge to do something, even when there may be nothing […]

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June Health News

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Art and religion are making their first appearances on the news blog this month. But don’t stop reading just yet: we’re also discussing stomach bugs. This month’s research has made me doubt the wisdom of my usual dodgy tummy recovery plan of Dioralyte followed by increasing volumes of mashed […]

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May Health News

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After the positive mood I had last month, I’m feeling a little down. All the latest research is making me a little bit sad: if only we could help the lonely and get the Chinese to eat more fruit. If only Stoke had more parks.

The secret […]

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April Health News

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This month I’ve been looking for the best health research with the same excitement of a group of toddlers searching the garden for Easter eggs. The studies I’ve found are too big to eat all on my own, so I’m going to share them with you. If you like […]

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March Health News

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With the worst of the winter out of the way and the days getting longer I’m in a positive mood. I’m looking forward to my next cough, I’m less worried about losing my memory and I might even donate a kidney.

Dementia epidemic? What epidemic?

Researchers reported this month that dementia […]

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February Health News

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Welcome to my round up of the latest health research. January brings us news about urine infections, IVF, blood pressure and an exciting development in the field of stool transplants.

Urine for a treat

How do you decide whether to take antibiotics for a urine infection? You might […]

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Doctor’s predictions for 2016

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What do the experts think will be the big health breakthroughs in 2016? We asked some of our experts what their predictions are for the next year.

 

Mr Hashim Ahmed, Urology Consultant, Nuada Group

In prostate cancer treatment we have, until now, struggled to tell apart low risk prostate […]

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