Selected publications, 2019
Can a daily crossword puzzle keep your brain young? NHS.UK, May 2019
UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago. NHS.UK, May 2019
How are changing travel health demands affecting pharmacy clinics? Chemist and Druggist, April 2019
Should mums-to-be be scanned for breech births? NHS.UK, April 2019
Online tool helps men predict best prostate cancer treatment. NHS.UK, March 2019
Are children’s ball pits really riddled with disease? NHS.UK, March 2019
First-time mothers lose an hour’s sleep a night. NHS.UK, February 2019
Cervical cancer ‘could become a thing of the past’. NHS.UK, February 2019
HRT patches and gels “may be safer than pills” for older women. NHS.UK, January 2019.
Sweeteners have few health benefits. NHS.UK, January 2019.
Selected publications 2018
Jehovah’s Witnesses and surgery. Royal College of Surgeon’s Bulletin, December 2018.
Dietary advice and self-weighing may help avoid Christmas weight gain. NHS Choices, December 2018.
Can aerobic exercise slow down ageing? NHS Choices, November 2018.
Does TV and internet advertising feed children’s junk food habits? NHS Choices, October 2018.
Lifestyle Medicine: a new medical specialty? BMJ, October 2018.
Air pollution linked to dementia risk. NHS Choices, September 2018.
Are crowdfunding websites promoting quack treatments for cancer? NHS Choices, September 2018.
Milk, beef and rheumatoid arthritis? NHS Choices, February 2018
Vaping dangers (in mice). NHS Choices, February 2018.
One cigarette a day raises heart attack and stroke risk. NHS Choices, January 2018
Medicine too? Sexual harassment and surgery. Royal College of Surgeons’ Bulletin, January 2018
Toxic toys. NHS Choices, January 2018
Dangers of mixing herbal remedies with prescription drugs. NHS Choices, January 2018.
Selected publications 2017
Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk. NHS Choices, November 2017
“Magic mushrooms” may help reset depressive brains, study claims. NHS Choices, October 2017
Many new cancer drugs show no clear benefit. NHS Choices, October 2017
Seven things I learned about community pharmacy. Chemist and Druggist, September 2017
Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes. NHS Choices, September 2017
Gene editing used to repair diseased genes in embryos. NHS Choices, August 2017
How should healthcare professionals act in an emergency? Chemist and Druggist, August 2017
Doctors: no mentor yet? Are you missing out? Medical News Today, July 2017
Researchers try to unknot Alzheimer’s protein tangles. NHS Choices, July 2017
Has Brexit delayed plans to secure UK medicines supply? Chemist + Druggist, June 2017
“Painless” flu vaccine skin patch shows promise. NHS Choices, June 2017
Does meditation carry a risk of side effects? NHS Choices, May 2017
Statins side effects “overstated’. NHS Choices, April 2017
New glaucoma test could save millions from blindness. NHS Choices, April 2017
Why should pharmacists care about care homes? Chemist and Druggist, April 2017.
Antibiotic use linked to pre-cancerous bowel changes. NHS Choices, April 2017
Does Marmite prevent dementia? No, but it’s good on toast. NHS Choices, April 2017
How can you survive a media storm? Chemist and Druggist, March 2017.
Will the machines take over surgery? Royal College of Surgeons’ Bulletin, March 2017
Switching to wholegrains may boost metabolism. NHS Choices, February 2017
Poor sleep may affect good sex in later life. NHS Choices, February 2017
Study reveals how alcohol shifts brain into ‘starvation mode’. NHS Choices, January 2017
Why would a doctor leave medicine? Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin, January 2017
People who live near busy roads have higher dementia rates. NHS Choices, January 2017
Selected publications 2016
Diet rich in processed meat may worsen asthma. NHS Choices, December 2016
Pokemon No-go: exercise effects short-lived. NHS Choices, December 2016
What if your trust came under a cybercrime attack? Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin, November 2016
Eating one egg a day may cut risk of stroke. NHS Choices, November 2016
Study recommends screening toddlers for heart disease. NHS Choices, October 2016
Weighing up alternative medicines. Chemist and Druggist, September 2016
People with ‘obesity gene’ can still lose weight. NHS Choices, September 2016
Cuddling a kitten won’t kill you. NHS Choices, September 2016
Pollution particles in the brain ‘linked to Alzheimer’s disease’. NHS Choices, September 2016
Vitamin D ‘protects against severe asthma attacks’. NHS Choices, September 2016
Plaque-busting drug shows early promise in preventing Alzheimer’s. NHS Choices, September 2016.
Targeting ‘addiction switch’ may help combat alcoholism. NHS Choices, August 2016.
Childhood head injury linked to range of adult health problems. NHS Choices, August 2016.
Calcium supplements linked to post-stroke dementia in women. NHS Choices, August 2016.
Secret ginger gene may increase skin cancer risk, NHS Choices, July 2016
Diabetes drugs may be useful for Alzheimer’s, mice research finds. NHS Choices, June 2016
High risk groups for coeliac disease. Nursing in Practice, June 2016
Symptoms of IBS. Nursing in Practice, June 2016
Wholegrains ‘cut risk of early death’. NHS Choices, June 2016
How do you set up a successful flu service? Chemist and Druggist, May 2016
Should we re-think the causes of anorexia? NHS Choices, June 2016
What if we cured cancer? Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin, May 2016
Can you really ‘catch’ obesity? NHS Choices, May 2016
Short bursts of intense exercise as good as endurance training. NHS Choices, April 2016
Does lack of sleep cause diabetes? WebMD, April 2016
Find the right shoes for diabetes. WebMD, April 2016
Attending all-girls school linked to increased risk of eating disorders. NHS Choices, April 2016
UK dementia rates have fallen sharply in men. NHS Choices, April 2016
How can pharmacists avoid the pitfalls of social media? Chemist and Druggist, April 2016
Common antibiotics for children ‘ineffective in half of cases’. NHS Choices, March 2016
Six things every woman should know about hysterectomy. WebMD March 2016
Nine things cardiologists wish you knew about your heart. WebMD March 2016
Stem cells used to repair children’s eyes damaged by cataracts. NHS Choices, March 2016
Nine things doctors wish women knew about their health. WebMD March 2016
Strong evidence of Zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome. NHS Choices, March 2016
How to have a good mid-life crisis. WebMD March 2016
Researchers find pancreatic cancer is ‘four different diseases’. NHS Choices, February 2016
Can a diet prevent dementia? WebMD, February 2016
Smoking bans linked to fewer deaths. NHS Choices, February 2016
Exercise in middle age ‘stops your brain shrinking’. NHS Choices, February 2016
Coeliac disease diagnosis: now what? WebMD, February 2016
Preventive treatment for HIV. NHS Choices, January 2016
Potatoes and pregnancy. NHS Choices, January 2016
Medication and travel. WebMD, January 2016
What happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol? WebMD, January 2016
What are the alternatives to medicines for treating depression? WebMD, January 2016
How does food affect your mental health? WebMD, January 2016
Do no harm: Should doctors strike? Student BMJ, December 2015
Active and second-hand smoking both linked to menopause. NHS Choices, December 2015
Psychiatry or psychology, which is right for you? WebMD, December 2015
Talking therapy ‘as effective’ as antidepressants. NHS Choices, December 2015
Do we take some medicines for too long? WebMD, December 2015
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth. NHS Choices, December 2015
Molecule removes Alzheimer’s plaques from mice brains. NHS Choices, December 2015
Anti-inflammatory diet for healthy eating. WebMD, November 2015
7 life skills for children. WebMD, November 2015
Is obesity in your genes? WebMD, November 2015
Healthy diet swaps. WebMD, November 2015
Study suggests disability test link to suicide risk. NHS Choices, November 2015
Foods that help you fight PMS. WebMD, November 2015
Living with congenital heart block. Student BMJ, November 2015
Will a cholesterol-busting vaccine work for humans? NHS Choices, November 2015
Exercise and therapy ‘useful for chronic fatigue syndrome’. NHS Choices, October 2015
Ovarian cancer drug can help with some types of prostate cancer. NHS Choices, October 2015
Ebola virus survives in semen. NHS Choices, October 2015
Sterilisation implant has ‘high risk’ of complications. NHS Choices, October 2015
Getting the care you need to stay independent. WebMD, September 2015
Antidepressant study ‘under-reported harms’. NHS Choices, September 2015
How to control your rosacea. WebMD, September 2015
Hepatitis C virus in the real world (first draft). Gut, September 2015
Which matters most, genes or lifestyle? WebMD, September 2015
No conclusive evidence that e-cigs tempt teens to smoke. NHS Choices, September 2015
Antipsychotics used on people with no mental illness diagnosis. NHS Choices, September 2015
Does a low FODMAP diet help IBS? Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, August 2015
Claims that ‘butter is safe’ and ‘margarine deadly’ are simplistic. NHS Choices, August 2015
Myanmar ministers and opposition leaders agree plan to eliminate malaria. The BMJ, August 2015
Could eating spicy food help you live longer? NHS Choices, August 2015
Children of the 90s more likely to be overweight or obese. NHS Choices, May 2015
Doctors issue warning about over-treating patients. NHS Choices, May 2015
Could testing grip strength predict heart disease? NHS Choices, May 2015
Probiotic yoghurts ‘may help’ hayfever. NHS Choices, May 2015
UK life expectancy expected to rise to late 80s by 2030. NHS Choices, May 2015
Obituary: Tim Lusty. Pioneering medical director for Oxfam, humanitarian and farmer. The BMJ April 2015.
Obese people underestimate how much sugar they eat. NHS Choices March 2015
What evidence for ‘5-a-day’, a Mediterranean diet and sodium restriction on health? Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, March 2015
Obituary: John (Jack) Howell. Transformed the treatment of asthma and innovated medical education. The BMJ March 2015
Why medical students’ mental health is a taboo subject: why stigma and misconceptions persist. Student BMJ March 2015
Obituary: Dennis Friedman. Psychiatrist and media commentator. The BMJ February 2015
Preparing to Prescribe: lessons from the prescribing safety assessment. Student BMJ February 2015
Clinical controversies to watch in 2015. Student BMJ January 2015
A review of the major health stories in 2014. Student BMJ December 2014
Do electronic cigarettes help with smoking cessation? Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin November 2014
Population testing for cancer-promoting BRCA genes. Eve Appeal briefing November 2014
Behind the Medical Headlines. Student BMJ November 2014
E-cigarettes – what’s the harm? Student BMJ October 2014
Five Key Issues for the NHS. Student BMJ September 2014
Prostate cancer screening: long term results. Best Health August 2015
Aspirin benefits may outweigh harms for over-50s. Best Health August 2015
Conference presentations 2014
DECIDE International Conference, Edinburgh, 2014. Clinical Guidelines: What does the public need to know?
International forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris, 2014: Improving healthcare quality through evidence and best practice.