Tag Archives: Miriam

Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tough love with dementia patients is a bad approach

Here’s a problem faced by many families with an older relative suffering from dementia and it will get more common. We’re finding that when dementia patients go into hospital they prove challenging for nursing staff to cope with due to their difficult behaviour – refusing to take medicines or eating meals for instance. Why? People… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘Dating apps and careless sex put us top of Euro STI league’

The prevalence of the STI gonorrhoea can be considered a marker for the sexual activity of our nation and the figures aren’t good. In 2017, there were nearly 50,000 cases of gonorrhoea in the UK, making up more than half the European total of almost 90,000. Apparently it’s our careless habit of having sex without… Read More »