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How Does Type 1 Diabetes Affect Brain Development in Young Children?

This post looks at the impact of type 1 diabetes on the development of children’s brains. Type 1 diabetes is…

Derek Victor

What Is the Menopause?

This is the first part of our series about the menopause based on our booklet “Fast Facts for Patients: Menopause”,…

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Understanding Menopause: An Interview with Dr. Paula Briggs

On the occasion of World Menopause Day 2021 (October 18), we turned to renowned expert Dr. Paula Briggs, who is…

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Can Advanced Gastric Cancer Be Treated?

This post looks at gastric cancer. What is it, how does it happen, and what are the treatment options? Based…

Derek Victor

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Will Your Condition Be Monitored?

This is the fourth part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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What Is Personalized Nutrition?

Based on the open access paper “Interactions of Carbohydrate Intake and Physical Activity with Regulatory Genes Affecting Glycaemia: A Food4Me…

Derek Victor

Lupus Awareness Month 2021: An Interview with Mandy McCartney (Specialist Lupus Nurse)

Lupus Awareness Month takes place during October in the UK every year. We spoke with Mandy McCartney, a Specialist Lupus…

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How Can I Make My Child’s Diet as Sugar-Free/Low in Sugar as Possible?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Why Is a Baby’s Gut Microbiota Altered after Cesarean-Section Delivery?

From the time they are born, it is important for humans to have a good composition of gut microbes to…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2021: An Interview with Phil Brace (CEO The Little Princess Trust)

For this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we spoke with Phil Brace, CEO of The Little Princess Trust. The UK-based…

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Where and How Can I Cut Down on Sugar in Daily Life?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Tattoos and Delayed Allergic Reactions

Delayed allergic reactions, also known as delayed hypersensitive reactions, occur days, weeks or even months after exposure. This post deals…

Derek Victor

Asthma: How You Can Help Yourself

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the eighth and last…

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Can Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

This blog post is about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is inspired by the recent open access paper “Improvement in…

Derek Victor

Fertility Preservation in Young Cancer Patients: An Interview with Inken Hilgendorf (German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer)

Fertility preservation is a major issue for young cancer patients undergoing treatment. We spoke with Inken Hilgendorf, MD, about the…

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How Healthy Is a Vegetarian/Vegan Diet?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Improving the Quality of Life of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients through Peer Mentoring

Outside of the doctor-patient interaction, patients with chronic disease need support to navigate their medical and mental journey with their…

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Treatment of Severe Asthma

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the seventh post of…

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Cancer and Sleepless Nights

Sleep disorders are reported in 30–50% of cancer patients, but the specific causes are unknown. A detailed series of questionnaires…

Derek Victor

What Are the Tasks of the Microbiome?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Sarcopenia Obesity, Postmenopausal Women and High Protein Intake: What Is the Connection?

In old age, with muscle mass loss and increased weight gain, there are increased health risks like falling, fracturing, and…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Severe Asthma: What You Need to Know

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the sixth post of…

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Could MP-AzeFlu Be the Right Treatment for Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is an unpleasant condition that can significantly impact people’s quality of life. There is no cure, but perhaps…

Derek Victor

Digital Aging and Mascne in the Time of COVID-19: An Interview with Dermatologist Sarah T. Arron

We spoke with Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, a dermatologist in Burlingame, California. For The Waiting Room, she has contributed…

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The Most Important Questions about Milk Consumption

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Heart and Kidneys

This post is based on a recent open access review titled “Cardio-Pulmonary-Renal Consequences of Severe COVID-19”, published in the journal…

Derek Victor

What Are the Tests for Asthma?

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the fifth post of…

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Encouraging Healthy Drinking by Using Psychology

Sugar-sweetened beverages are often consumed for hydration over healthier drinks. How the drink is represented and experiences around it are…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Sarcoma Awareness Month 2021: An Interview with Brandi Felser (The Sarcoma Foundation of America)

Sarcomas are a rare type of cancer growing in the connective tissue, i.e., cells connecting or supporting other kinds of…

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Can Obesity Complicate Kidney Transplants?

Learn more about kidney transplants and how obesity can affect their chances of success. This post is based on a…

Derek Victor

World Hepatitis Day 2021: An Interview with Cary James (World Hepatitis Alliance)

For World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on July 28, we spoke with Cary James, CEO of UK-based World Hepatitis…

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World Sjögren’s Day 2021: An Interview with Linda Stone (Sjögren Europe)

This year, World Sjögren’s Day is on July 23. We spoke with Linda Stone of Sjögren Europe about the challenges…

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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day 2021: An Interview with The Life Raft Group

This year, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day is on July 13. We spoke with Carolyn Tordella of the non-profit…

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World Vitiligo Day 2021: An Interview with Yan Valle, CEO of the Vitiligo Research Foundation

This year, World Vitiligo Day was held on June 25. We spoke with Yan Valle, CEO of the Vitiligo Research…

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Why Some Chemotherapy Patients Keep Their Hair

Hair loss due to chemotherapy is well known, but is it well understood? This post is based on an editorial…

Derek Victor

Understanding COVID-19-Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

In the recent COVID-19 pandemic, children have been mildly affected by the disease itself. However, in rare cases, children have…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Improved Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy with NEPA Treatment

Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy, especially in the treatment of breast cancer. A recently approved treatment…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Best Practices for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia compromises the immune system, making patients more susceptible to infections. It’s important for patients and physicians to…

Derek Victor

The Value of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Patient-reported outcomes are a valuable aspect of clinical trials. Regulatory authorities and research groups are encouraging the inclusion of these…

Derek Victor

Patient-Centric Holistic Treatment of the Fungal Infection Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that deforms and discolors the nails. Through this post based on the free-access review article…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Effect of Nutrition on Depression

Recent research shows that the microorganisms in the gut communicate and affect brain health and depression. In the paper “Personalized…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Impact and Treatment of Asthma: An Interview with John Harrington

We spoke with John Harrington, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant at the John Hunter Hospital in New Lambton Heights, New South…

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Metastatic Prostate Cancer: How Will the Disease Affect Me?

This is the third part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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Train Your Body towards Tolerance of Food Allergens

There is an increase in the prevalence of food allergies. Rather than relying on complete food avoidance, how can the…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Which Sugar Alternatives Are Available?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

How Can You Deal with an Asthma Attack?

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the fourth post of…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Can You Help Yourself and Stay Healthy?

This is the third part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Why Is My Cancer Staged?

This is the second part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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How Important Is Proper Vitamin Intake for My Child?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Asthma: What You Need to Know about Triggers, Risk Factors, Types and Severity

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the third post of…

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What Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease and How Is It Treated?

This is the second part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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What Is Metastatic Prostate Cancer?

This is the first part of our mini-series about the condition based on our patient booklet “Fast Facts for Patient…

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Effects of Smoking on Hair Health

Smoking, apart from affecting the internal organs, can also affect skin and hair health. In the article “The Effects of…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

What Are the Effects of Sugar on Health?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

What Are the Symptoms of Asthma?

In accordance with the motto of this year’s World Asthma Day, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”, this is the second post of…

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Microorganism Composition Affects Wheezing and Rhinitis in Children

Inflammation of mucous membrane due to cold or allergies (rhinitis) and wheezing frequently affects both children and adults. How does…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Interview with Professor Fergus Shanahan

On the occasion of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day we spoke with Fergus Shanahan, who is Professor and Chair…

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May 19 Is World IBD Day: What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

World IBD Day is a global event which takes place on May 19 each year. It is intended to raise…

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Connecting Psoriasis and Celiac Disease

If you have psoriasis, you have a higher probability of developing other autoimmune disorders, including celiac disease. The authors of…

Derek Victor

How to Fight Skin Cancer: Self-Examination and Prevention

Skin cancer is both preventable and treatable, yet it has become alarmingly common. The key to fighting skin cancer is…

Dr. Sarah T. Arron

Increasing the Success of Behavioral Approaches to Weight Loss

If you are losing weight for personal or medical reasons, it could be important to talk to your primary care…

Derek Victor

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month 2021: An Interview with Lydia Makaroff (Fight Bladder Cancer UK)

Each May, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is a time to increase awareness of the disease, to raise funds for bladder…

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May 5 Is World Asthma Day: What Is Asthma?

World Asthma Day, which takes place on May 5 in 2021, is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to…

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Nutrition in a Difficult Pregnancy

How impactful can a healthy diet be? In the case study “Quality or Quantity of Proteins in the Diet for…

Derek Victor

How Useful Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx

Acute Kidney Injury and COVID-19

Learn more about acute kidney injury and its impact on the body. Discover how this condition can worsen the impact…

Derek Victor

Let’s Talk about Asthma and Fungal Spores

If you have asthma, you need to know what you’re allergic to. When your doctor is doing a skin prick…

Derek Victor

World Irritable Bowel Syndrome Day 2021: Spotlight on an Often Underdiagnosed Condition

On World Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Day (April 19), and in accordance with IBS Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr…

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World Kidney Day: Advocacy for Patient-Centered Wellness

World Kidney Day is a yearly campaign to raise awareness about kidney health. For 2021, the steering committee has chosen…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan
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What Are the Effects of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic regarding Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

We spoke to Peter Weisenseel, MD, a specialist in dermatology and venereal diseases who works at ‘Dermatologikum’ Hamburg. He is…

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Treating Cancer by Harnessing the Immune System and Microbiota

The authors of the review article ‘Immune System Efficiency in Cancer and the Microbiota Influence’ in the journal Pathobiology investigate…

Gayatri Muthukrishnan

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: April Is IBS Awareness Month

Every year in April, IBS Awareness Month as well as World IBS Day (April 19) aim to raise awareness about…

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Why Is Dietary Calcium so Important for Children?

In their book “Kinderernährung – Expertenwissen für den Alltag” (German only), Swiss nutrition experts Dr George Marx and Andrea Mathis…

Dr. George Marx