Dr Sandra Cabot’s Articles

Acne Rosacea Tied To Higher Risk Of Gastrointestinal Diseases


Acne Rosacea Tied To Higher Risk Of Gastrointestinal Diseases This finding comes from an article published in the British Journal of Dermatology. There is a strong relationship between the gut and the skin, which this study helps to further confirm. Alexander Egeberg, M.D., Ph.D., from the Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Hellerup, Denmark, along with his colleagues conducted a study …

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Should Everyone Be Taking A Vitamin D Supplement?


Should Everyone Be Taking A Vitamin D Supplement?   The short answer is most people should. Vitamin D offers so many varied health benefits and few people get enough of it. In the UK every resident has been advised to take a vitamin D supplement during autumn and winter. This is because official estimates suggest one in five adults and …

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Potential New Antibiotic Discovery


Potential New Antibiotic Discovery Bacteria you probably have in your nose might be able to treat antibiotic resistant super bugs! A fascinating new study published in the journal Nature found that a bacterium present in nasal mucus could be used to develop an antibiotic against Staph infections. The good bacterium is called Saphylococcus lugdunensis and it produces antibiotic compounds that …

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Fasting helps improve your brain function


Fasting helps improve your brain function Going for longer periods between meals may help slow the effects of aging on your brain. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in fasting. Intermittent fasting has helped many people lose weight and it can even improve immune function in people with autoimmune disease. Fasting has a long history of use …

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Obese fathers increase breast cancer risk in their daughters


A lot of focus has been placed on a woman’s health before and during pregnancy and subsequent health of her children. Well the same goes for fathers too, and an increasing number of studies are proving it. Being obese worsens the health of genes inside sperm. Men pass on these unhealthy sperm to their future children who are then at …

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The flu vaccine fails again


How effective was the 2015-16 flu vaccine? To quote Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control, “It’s an improvement over the previous year, because it couldn’t be worse, frankly”. The vaccine was less than 45 to 50 percent effective in protecting against the flu. The 2014-15 flu shot offered virtually no protection because the wrong strain of …

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Potential new therapy for restless legs syndrome


An adjustable foot wrap that puts pressure on two foot muscles may ease the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. A recent study showed the device to be 1.4 times as effective as standard drug therapy. Before getting too excited, it’s important to remember that standard drug therapy is not very effective for restless legs syndrome. It’s a condition that causes …

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Being busy is good for your brain


Next time you feel overwhelmed with your workload, just remember it’s good for your brain. Research has shown that busy people have better cognitive function and are less likely to develop dementia in later life. Specifically, when they get older they tend to have a better memory; better reasoning ability and a higher vocabulary. This research was published in the …

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Anxiety drug overdoses in USA hit record high


The number of Americans overdosing on prescription anxiety drugs has quadrupled in the past 2 decades! In recent years a lot more Americans are taking drugs for anxiety, and they are taking higher doses. This finding was reported in the American Journal of Public Health. The most commonly used anxiety drugs are Xanax and Valium. These drugs are known as …

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Milk increases breast cancer risk


Research has shown that post-menopausal women who consume more dairy products have higher blood levels of oestrogen, which is linked with a greater risk of breast cancer.   Breast milk contains hormones; therefore cow’s milk contains hormones.  When you eat dairy products like yoghurt, cheese, milk and ice-cream you are increasing the quantity of hormones in your body.  Oestrogen stimulates …

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