Dr. Mark's Blog - Archive for May, 2013

The right start? Supplements during pregnancy

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Most parents’ idea of giving their child the best start naturally centres on post-natal issues like breastfeeding and a safe nurturing environment, but important though these are, other factors can influence their offspring’s long-term future long before they are born. Indeed, sometimes even before they are conceived. We have known for many years that parental Read More…

Bed sharing and reducing the risk of cot death

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

From The Times 21.5.2013 “Should I sleep with my baby?” is a question that has polarized opinion since research revealed that just over half of all cot deaths occur when babies sleep with their parent(s). And the debate has been stoked today by new research revealing that the parental bed doesn’t just pose a threat Read More…

Breast cancer pt 2 – protecting women at the highest risk.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that the odds of a British woman developing breast cancer have risen by a fifth over the last twenty years, with around 50,000 new cases likely to be diagnosed this year. But while women today are more likely to develop the disease, their odds of surviving it have Read More…