Tag Archives: Miriam

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

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… Read More »

Lack of Covid-19 testing means no swift end to lockdown, says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Even now, when we don’t have nearly enough information on the Covid-19 pandemic to start theorising about an exit strategy, people are asking when lockdown can be relaxed. Not for some time in my opinion because we’re not getting the right information that would allow us to relax it. The key to removing lockdown is… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Blanket testing is crucial to lifting virus lockdown

From research done in Italy, it turns out the great majority of people infected with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Yet through no fault of their own they were a powerful source of infecting others, some of whom were more vulnerable than them. This finding has serious implications for the UK, and an Italian experiment run… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »