Tag Archives: Miriam

Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘It’s getting harder to tell the 2 types of diabetes apart’

As a rule of thumb, type 1 ­diabetes is defined as needing insulin and first appears in childhood or teen age. Type 2, on the other hand, tends to appear in later life, usually middle age, mostly doesn’t require ­insulin and is largely triggered by ­excessive weight. Lifestyle changes can often curb it, so clearly… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: There’s not enough support for long-term virus recovery

Quite rightly we’ve been ­concentrating on saving the lives of thousands of people threatened by Covid right through the pandemic. But with numbers of new cases ­falling, hospital beds emptying, and figures of those who’ve died reassuringly descending, it’s time to turn our ­attention to those stalwart people who did survive and concentrate on their… Read More »

Miriam Stoppard: Tackling food ignorance in kids will help fight obesity

A few years ago I was attached to a programme in India which was aimed at curbing childhood obesity. There were many approaches but one of the most successful was helping the mothers of families to cook more healthily. This approach relied on a very powerful secret weapon, schoolchildren. At school, the kids learned about… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New hip operation method is close to a miracle

Andy Murray’s hip-smoothing operation had a miraculous result – no more pain, no more limping, and he’s back playing Grand Slams. He’s not alone. Currently, 95,000 Brits undergo hip replacements every year. They spend up to five days in hospital, unable to walk. But thanks to new, minimally invasive surgery being introduced to the NHS,… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Limiting screen time may do wonders for teenagers’ sleep

Sleep problems again. This time in teenagers. The interesting aspect of this new study is that their sleep problems can be improved in just one week. How? Limiting evening exposure to screens, mobile phones, tablets and computers could do the trick. The research says the crucial factor to bear in mind is reducing exposure to… Read More »