Should you get a PSA test to screen for prostate cancer? What are the advantages and disadvantages of screening? Do the potential benefits outweigh the potential harms? Those are the questions we will seek to answer in this article.
The problem is that prostate cancer is common, and for most people who have it, it is something that never causes any symptoms, and certainly not … Read more
Well, Of course exercise helps you to lose weight, right? When someone wants to lose weight, they’re inevitably told to do two things – change their diet and exercise more.
I’ve always wondered about the exercise part though. Not because I don’t think people shouldn’t exercise. I definitely think everyone should engage in some form of daily exercise, due to the many different health benefits … Read more
I did an interview with Sky News in Australia on the 22nd of August about covid-19, my experiences from working in the Emergency Room during the last few months, and what I think about the Swedish herd immunity strategy. The complete interview can be found here.
Several people have contacted me over the last few weeks asking for my opinions on hydroxychloroquine. I’ve invariably answered that I don’t know, since I haven’t looked at the data myself. I felt that it was time to rectify that situation.
As many people know, hydroxychloroquine is an old drug that has existed since the 1950s and that is primarily used to treat malaria and … Read more
Most of us probably take fever lowering drugs, like paracetamol (a.k.a. acetaminophen, tylenol, panadol, alvedon), aspirin, or ibuprofen (a.k.a. advil, motrin, ipren), when we get a high temperature. The technical term for these drugs is antipyretics. After half an hour or so, we start to feel better and maybe don’t have to spend the whole day in bed. But it is well understood among researchers … Read more
I’m sure many people have gotten this well-meaning piece of advice from their doctor, especially if their blood pressure is a little bit high. It ranks up there with not smoking or drinking alcohol and avoiding red meat, saturated fat, and sugary drinks as one of those things we’re told to do if we don’t want to die … Read more