A pharmacist's perspective on health and metabolic disease
Here is a round-up of some of the interesting health stories I have found recently in a number of internet magazines.
Is there a health benefit to riding a roller coaster? If you are someone who suffers from kidney stones, then this article is for you. (And will this lead to prescribing a personalised “roller coaster ride” in the future?
We have grown used to a world with good health care and easy access to antibiotics. (Sometimes the access is too easy). But what is it like in a country where these things, that many of us take for granted, are not available? “Venezuelan child nearly dies from a scraped knee”
We know we need to have sufficient sunlight, but it, too me, still unclear, whether it is just the effects of the vitamin D (which is made in your skin from cholesterol after being exposed to sunlight, or taken as a supplement) or whether there are other effects of sunlight that we haven’t yet learned about. Either way, helping to prevent dementia is another reason why vitamin D (and cholesterol, and sunlight) are important.
Have you read something interestingly lately about health? Let me know.