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Dr Daniel AtkinsonClinical Lead

People in general, not just mothers and ‘old wives’, like to provide their insight when someone they know is faced with a certain phenomenon; and this is how tales and myths tend to circulate.

I got into an interesting conversation with a Scottish friend of mine recently. It stemmed from the recent election results, and the emergence of the SNP as a significant presence in the House of Commons; and as is common during discussions about politics, the focus soon moved onto the topic of health and the NHS.

After a not-so-sterling start to the summer, you might be overjoyed at the arrival of this week's heatwave: at last, a chance to don a pair of shorts, sunglasses, and break out the barbecue. But with added temperature comes added responsibility. It's important to be aware of the health risks...

A couple of months ago, I led a study into the number of fast food outlets per capita in Scotland’s major towns and cities. Since that research was conducted, the results have gone on to feature in several press outlets; and I was also approached to conduct similar research for...

Last week was Metabolic Disease Awareness Week which aimed to draw attention to this common but often overlooked disease. Following on from this some of my patients have approached me asking for more information about the condition...

Bad habits have often in the past been depicted on TV as being more glamorous than they actually are, or portrayed in a less dangerous light; although, admittedly, recent gritty TV dramas like Breaking Bad are doing their part to address the health and psychological problems these habits can lead to in a more serious light.

Sadly, the favourable weather seems to have temporarily left the British Isles after the heatwave two weeks ago. And I’m sure many of you are instead opting to hop on a plane to seek out some guaranteed sunshine...

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