Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Reading Time: 5 minutes | By 2030, the number of people aged 60 and older will grow by more than 50 percent, from 900 million in 2015 to 1.4 billion. That is just over 8 years away at the time of writing this piece! Further, noncommunicable diseases, those more closely linked to social circumstances, lifestyle and behaviour, such as cardiovascular
Friday, 09 October 2015
Reading Time: 3 minutes | Across the world there are chronic diseases affecting the lives of many, most of which are preventable or modifiable by appropriate lifestyle changes. Yet currently politicians are unwilling to legislate change, to force behaviours that in turn diminish the costs to the individual and to society.
Monday, 05 November 2012
Reading Time: 5 minutes | We often forget what marvelous machines our bodies are. Each of our organs is constructed from diverse cell types arranged in a complex, stereotyped pattern, allowing them to carry out their assigned tasks — propelling blood, composing a paragraph, or absorbing nutrients. Perhaps more remarkably, these organs operate continuously for decades, requiring constant remodeling to
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Reading Time: < 1 minute | The process of maintaining life for the individual is a constant struggle to preserve his/her integrity. This can come at a price when immunity is involved, namely systemic inflammation. Inflammation is not per se a negative phenomenon: it is the response of the immune system to the invasion of viruses or bacteria and other pathogens.