Helena Pike

Fat is My Friend

Commentary by Damien Downing, MBBS (OMNS Jan 17, 2018) Throughout 2017 I kept saying “This looks like the year that the whole fat-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis falls apart.” Well for once it looks like I was right. Today (I write on Jan 1st 2018) the annual review from Diabetes.co.uk carries 3 game-changing headlines from the past […]

Iron-Based Proteins In the Brain May Be Biomarker for ALS Diagnosis and Progression, Study Concludes

Iron-Based Proteins In the Brain May Be Biomarker for ALS Diagnosis and Progression, Study Concludes

Excess iron in vital organs, even in mild cases of iron overload, increases the risk for liver disease (cirrhosis, cancer), heart attack or heart failure, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, numerous symptoms and in some cases premature death. Researchers in China recently evaluated the changes of ferritin levels in the brain’s cerebrospinal […]


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Can I improve my eyesight?



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What are those floaty things in your eye?

Ever see little things moving across your field of vision? The facts behind floaters (via TED-Ed):- Michael Mauser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6e_m9iq-4Q#t=15

The Eye is More than the Window to the Soul

A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is an incredibly urgent and underestimated foe. There is currently a UK Longitude Prize of £10m up for grabs to anyone who can help solve this. Scientists from the University of Bern have developed a novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections without antibiotics, which would prevent the development of antibiotic […]

University’s £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer’s

University’s £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer’s    27 October 2014 e study will investigate changes to veins and arteries in the eyeball ‘Major step’ towards Alzheimer’s test Brain research ‘needs new strategy’ Blood test ‘finds Alzheimer’s early’ Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal […]

Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers performed some statistical analyses, and suggested that the particularly […]