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Attention Coffee Addicts: Here’s what Caffeine is Doing to your Heart

Written by Mr Inderpaul Birdi  and The Nutrition Clinic for Doctify
There’s nothing quite like that morning cup of coffee. And the one after that. Plus, that afternoon flat white. Even if you’re not one for the coffee fix, Diet Coke, green tea, energy drinks all have one thing in common: caffeine.

Yes, it can perk you […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Attention Coffee Addicts: Here’s what Caffeine is Doing to your Heart

5 Medical Reasons to Give Up your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Written by Dr Anne Henderson for Doctify
We’ve all seen it. Some of us may even have been guilty of it. A heavily pregnant woman wearing the now ubiquitous ‘Baby On Board’ badge being ignored by a carriage full of commuters. On a day when you’ve been on your feet for hours or have a headache, […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Conditions, Parenting, Hot Topics|Comments Off on 5 Medical Reasons to Give Up your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Common mistakes to avoid when treating your child’s eczema

Written by Dr Amjad Khan for Doctify
If it wasn’t you, it was another child at school, who always seemed to have a patch of dry skin in the crook of their elbow or was constantly itching their knees. Eczema can be a nightmare for parents with little ones who suffer from it, especially in summer.

Luckily, […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Parenting, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Common mistakes to avoid when treating your child’s eczema

A Psychologist’s Advice on Dealing with Trauma

Written by Dr Brock Chisholm for Doctify.
The tragedy that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday evening is one that has rocked, not only the UK, but the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 22 people reported dead and the further 59 injured after the attack at pop star Ariana Grande’s […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on A Psychologist’s Advice on Dealing with Trauma

5 Anti-Ageing Posture Tips to Roll Back the Years

Written by Miss Gugan Hair for Doctify
Face creams, botox injections, fad diets – there’s not much we won’t try to keep ourselves looking young. There’s not much we won’t spend either, for that matter. As of 2013, the anti-ageing industry was estimated to be worth a staggering $261.9 billion. But what if we told you that you […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Skin & Beauty, Hot Topics|Comments Off on 5 Anti-Ageing Posture Tips to Roll Back the Years

Homeopathy: Demystifying this Natural Therapy

Written by Mr Andrew Ward for Doctify
Homeopathy is one of those practices that truly needs to be understood to be appreciated. Some may think of it as a blanket term for all alternative or complementary therapy, or simply dismiss it out of hand.

Here to help us avoid this and explain exactly what homeopathy is really all […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Homeopathy: Demystifying this Natural Therapy

Fact Check: Is our Selfie Addiction turning us all into Narcissists?

Written by Dr Filippo Passetti for Doctify
Is our collective selfie addiction creating a generation of narcissists?
We all remember Christmas 2014, when that suspicious-looking oblong package sticking out of our stocking inevitably turned out to be a selfie stick. We should have seen it coming, what with ‘selfie’ being added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.

But […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Fact Check: Is our Selfie Addiction turning us all into Narcissists?

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 […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Fact Check: Cracking your Knuckles causes Arthritis

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 […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Fact Check: If you Swallow Chewing Gum it Stays in your Stomach

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 […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on October Health News