FRAILTY PART 1

FRAILTY PART 1

The genesis of Frailty For the past six months I have been writing about all the degenerative diseases which assail us as the years go by. These are the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which wear us down and, if they don’t kill us by then, lead to FRAILTY...
EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the process of loss of calcium from bone with consequent fragility and increased risk of fracture. We start to lose bone strength from the age of about 35 and the loss continues throughout life but becomes more rapid in women...
EXERCISE AND THE CORONA VIRUS – AGAIN

EXERCISE AND THE CORONA VIRUS – AGAIN

Well, here we go again The emergence of the second wave of the pandemic and the subsequent Lockdown brings me back to this subject. Of course we are all delighted by the news of an effective vaccine. However it will be many months before it has been rolled out widely...
EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER

EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER

Exercise in the treatment of cancer Exercise is attracting increasing attention as a treatment for cancers. Regular exercise can reduce the recurrence of some cancers after treatment with drugs, radiation and/or surgery – and also prolong life. In one study of...