Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 8 June 2018

Dear everyone On Monday, Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt gave an update to Parliament on the women who were not invited to their final breast screen.  Since the announcement in May the numbers of women affected have been confirmed at up to 174,000, significantly fewer than the initial, highly precautionary estimates. Consequently the number of […]

Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP) This post has been updated. Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than […]

The West Midlands Combined Authority Inclusive Growth Unit – supporting economic inclusion and social change

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)’s Inclusive Growth Unit was launched last week with a promise to ‘link cranes with communities’. The Unit is a unique collaboration between national and regional organisations supporting economic inclusion and social change. At its heart is a partnership between the WMCA and Public Health England.  Working together we want […]

Music and heart health – Harvard Health Blog

What’s your “cheer up” song? That question popped up on a recent text thread among a few of my longtime friends. It spurred a list of songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when we were in high school and college. But did you know that music may actually help boost your health as well […]

Healing with the Energy of Life

According to traditional medicine, a person is announced as deceased when there is no more electrical activity in the brain. This may be a morbid fact, but it is also telling as to how, even in conventional medicine, life is truly is defined by energy. Likewise, scientists through the ages have discovered how to use […]

How to Fight Hair Loss With Onion Juice

Introduction According to research, 50% of women and 40% of men of age 35 suffer from hair loss or alopecia. Millions of others suffer from lack of hair growth, brittle hair, etc. There are many products in the market including oils, creams, shampoos, and pills that claim to reduce or eliminate hair loss. But how many of […]

You stay sick and we laugh all the way to the bank

When I was a kid, if I were told that I’d be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would’ve thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, […]

A big question answered about treating early-stage breast cancer

Phyllis Laccetti, a participant in the TAILORx breast cancer study, is pictured outside her home in Ossining, N.Y. (Eva Deitch for The Washington Post) One of the big questions facing women with early-stage breast cancer is whether to be treated with chemotherapy to reduce their risks that the cancer will return. A new study presented […]

E. coli romaine lettuce contamination: 5 dead, 197 sick

Five people have died and nearly 200 from about three dozen states have been sickened by E. coli in a growing outbreak that has so far stumped federal investigators. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the tally Friday, more than two months after the first illnesses occurred in mid-March. Although investigators have determined that the […]