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University of Calgary-Faculty of Kinesiology

ROWER (Reducing Osteoporosis in Women that Exercise through Rowing)

A boatload of information on osteoporosis knowledge from the ROWER study. Dr. Doyle-Baker shares information from the project.
salt reduction

Salt: The forgotten pandemic

Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager for Action on Salt, stresses the need for Public Health England to implement a strict and ambitious salt reduction policy.
calcium supplementation

Calcium supplements for menopausal women

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the issue of calcium supplementation and shares her own personal experience after recently suffering her first osteoporotic fracture.
vitamin D supplement

New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.
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The FDA’s 2020 Cannabis policy

Here, Ann Allworth discusses what lies ahead for the FDA’s 2020 Cannabis policy and highlights discrepancies in their thinking.
lower back pain, vitamin D deficiency

Post-menopause vitamin D deficiency linked to lower back pain

A new study has identified that vitamin D deficiency is one of the key causes of increased disc degeneration and lower back pain.
herniated disc

How to treat a herniated disc without surgery

Stephen Haynes, Osteopath and IDD Therapy provider, and Clinical Director of Active Therapy Clinic, highlights the causes of a herniated disc and what treatments are available, here.

Professor Timothy Kwok – Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing (JCCPA)

Dr Timothy Kwok graduated from University of Leicester in the UK and received specialist training in Geriatric and Internal Medicine in St George’s Hospital in London.
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Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach

Here, experts explain the intricate situation of Dementia care in Hong Kong, and why it could benefit from a train-the-trainer approach.
systematic lupus, chronic autoimmune condition

MASTERPLANS to disentangle Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Professor Ian N Bruce MD FRCP, Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Manchester shares his expertise here on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), a chronic multisystem autoimmune condition.
Rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong

Research about Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of the Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, provides a fascinating insight on the challenge of the city’s rapidly ageing population.
healthcare in Hong Kong

Healthcare in Hong Kong: A focus on elderly health services

The priorities of healthcare in Hong Kong are explored here, with a special focus on the delivery of elderly health services in the country.
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Child diagnosis: The need to be trauma informed

Whilst autism spectrum disorder has neurological evidence, it is often misdiagnosed in children with Traumatic experiences: read on to be trauma informed.
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Brits approve plans for GPS to prescribe dance lessons to tackle loneliness

More than half (56%) of Brits have agreed with Prime Minister plans for GP's to prescribe dance classes to patients as part of a scheme to combat loneliness
rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ educates on the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and...

The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, calls for people to come together on World Arthritis Day (12th October) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)
people with asthma

Why thousands of people with asthma could be missing out on life-changing treatment

Asthma UK’s recent report explores the barriers to life-changing treatment for people with uncontrolled asthma, as Joe Farrington-Douglas, Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK explains.

Is 2018 the year we will see a cure for Thalassemia?

Multiple breakthroughs in gene therapy offer new hope for patients with genetic blood disorder, most common in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, South Asian and African populations
spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – research from gene and modifiers to therapy

The fascinating research of Professor Brunhilde Wirth is placed under the spotlight, concerning her work in the field of disease-causing genes, modifier pathways and pathomechanisms of neuromuscular disorders, focussing on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
skin diseases

Arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases including muscular dystrophy

The work of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, including muscular dystrophy (MD), is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government

Gluten friendly technology fixes proteins in wheat kernels

Professor Carmen Lamacchia is the inventor of a new gluten friendly technology that promises to make bread and pasta safe for people with coeliac disease

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