Category: Update

After everything that’s happened in 2020, setting goals seems like a big ask. Resolutions inherently mean discomfort and require resolve, and most of us have had enough of the former and don’t have much left of the latter. The response…

While many people might be taking a pass on formal New Year’s resolutions this year, others may mark a fresh start this month by resolving to make up for poor eating habits of the past. But this motivation is often…

Our emerging understanding of the role of inflammation in major chronic diseases has brought much attention to the effect of diet on the inflammatory process. Understanding the link may help us identify specific dietary patterns and foods than can diminish…

One of the best moves you can make for your health is to get moving. “Walking is man’s best medicine” is a well-known quote from Hippocrates. Centuries later, we have multiple research studies that reveal the power of exercise as…

Video call with family over the Christmas period. Christmas is an important time where people like to come together. This year we all face difficult choices and we know that Christmas is going to look very different. With COVID-19 cases…

It is estimated that 164 million Americans — half of our population — play video games, also known as gaming. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just teens who play games. According to a recent survey, only 21% of gamers…

We now know more than we ever have about what makes a good, balanced diet and the ways in which different nutrients impact our health. Analysis of the burden of disease in England highlights the importance of a healthy diet…

Feeling good may be in short supply these days. The pandemic is on the upswing again, and many of us anticipate spending the colder months ahead cooped up in our homes with computer screens as our only windows into the…

World news this month appropriately focuses on containing the COVID-19 pandemic, as the first vaccines become available. Yet we can also celebrate major success in the fight against a different global viral scourge: HIV. During my medical training in the…

The virus that causes COVID-19 is known to spread in clusters. Identifying these sources of infection is key to reducing spread, unfortunately, it is often not possible to know where people got infected particularly when there is significant spread of…