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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ignore Donald Trump and his cure ideas for Covid-19 – Miriam Stoppard

Letters are still coming in from readers asking me if they should buy hydroxychloroquine, also known as chloroquine, off the internet. One even quoted ­“Professor” Trump saying it’s “very powerful”, “a gift from god” with “very encouraging early results”. Despite the views of the US ­President, my answer is you should definitely not buy it.

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ignore Donald Trump and his cure ideas for Covid-19

Letters are still coming in from readers asking me if they should buy hydroxychloroquine, also known as chloroquine, off the internet. One even quoted ­“Professor” Trump saying it’s “very powerful”, “a gift from god” with “very encouraging early results”. Despite the views of the US ­President, my answer is you should definitely not buy it.

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Study proves acupuncture has an effect on migraine – Miriam Stoppard

Recent research on acupuncture in migraine would have really helped me back when my life was periodically put on hold by the excruciating headaches. Shabei Xu and colleagues from Huazhong University in Wuhan have applied their Chinese medical art with great effect and benefit to migraine sufferers. Their research is of such high calibre that

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Is short-term use of ibuprofen to control coronavirus recommended? – Jane Lavender

Rumours have been flying around that taking painkillers could make the symptoms of coronavirus worse. So, could the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen make the illness worse? The probability is that it’s safe to take NSAIDs at this time, though for as short a time as possible. It could be that

Dr Miriam Stoppard: No evidence that masks prevent spread of coronavirus – Miriam Stoppard

I was intrigued to see the US surgeon General demonstrating on TV how to make a cloth mask from an old T-shirt, to protect yourself. Had he not read the research, I wondered, that says there’s no good evidence that wearing masks in crowded places helps protect you from Covid-19? Would they protect other people

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Medics fighting ‘world’s most dangerous eating disorder’ – Miriam Stoppard

It’s been called the world’s most dangerous eating disorder and diabulimia could be just that, according to a BMJ analysis by health specialist Ingrid Torjesen. So what is it? Well, the name gives it away – bulimia in someone who’s diabetic. Diabulimia is an eating disorder in which patients with Type 1 diabetes cut down

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Hopes for a cigarette-free England by the year 2030 – Miriam Stoppard

When I was working in ­Singapore, the then Prime Minister was rolling out his ­programme to make the island a smoke-free zone. I witnessed first-hand the draconian measures he employed to coerce the population to quit, including fines for smoking in the street and schoolchildren being taught how to ­discourage their parents from smoking (say

Dr Miriam Stoppard’s guide to NHS coronavirus advice for the most vulnerable: Part 2 – Miriam Stoppard

This is the second part of the NHS letter to the most vulnerable members of the community, some of whom have written to me saying they haven’t received it. It contains valuable advice which we could all benefit from. In your home, if you live with others who are not self-isolating, you should: Minimise the

Dr Miriam Stoppard: The unseen pollution threat causing a range of diseases – Miriam Stoppard

The harder we look at the ­harmful effects of pollution, the more dangers we find. The ­latest research shows the ­damage fine particle matter (PM) can do is more extensive than we thought, even in the short term. Wei Y and colleagues from Harvard University, Boston, US, in a report published in the British Medical

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Keeping active is the best prostate cancer medicine – Miriam Stoppard

A friend whose brother was ­diagnosed with prostate ­cancer, had completed all his treatment and was declared free of the disease, asked me what he should do to keep himself healthy. I was reminded of an excellent study from Bristol Medical School on the life-saving effect of exercise on prostate cancer. It ­examined the effect
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