Category: Miriam

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New hip operation method is close to a miracle – Miriam Stoppard

Andy Murray’s hip-smoothing operation had a miraculous result – no more pain, no more limping, and he’s back playing Grand Slams. He’s not alone. Currently, 95,000 Brits undergo hip replacements every year. They spend up to five days in hospital, unable to walk. But thanks to new, minimally invasive surgery being introduced to the NHS,

Dr Miriam Stoppard: No need to fear a flu jab when pregnant – Miriam Stoppard

Here’s a problem. All pregnant women are offered the flu jab but less than half take up the offer. Why? Are mums-to-be worried the jab may harm their ­unborn baby? Well, a new study should reassure the doubters. The benefits of vaccination for ­pregnant women and their newborn infants are well documented. Influenza itself has

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Artificial sweeteners are so bad for our health – Miriam Stoppard

Artificial sweeteners have been fooling us. We thought they were better for us than sugar but new research says they’re just as bad, possibly even worse. This shocking news emerged from a study of more than 450,000 middle-aged people started 16 years ago and followed up until now. And earlier this year two other studies

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Maintaining strength is as important as running or cycling – Miriam Stoppard

Years ago I used to struggle to carry the shopping from the supermarket, grumbling with every step, muttering I was nothing more than a beast of burden. Little did I know that every step was doing me good. At least the recently retired chief medical officer Sally Davies says so. She’s particularly keen to emphasise