Tag Archives: Being

Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘Gluten free’ can be fashionable but being a coeliac isn’t

At every turn in supermarkets I’m assailed by products claiming to be gluten free, some crazily so. Gluten is a protein so why would a fizzy drink contain gluten? It couldn’t. The other day I saw an ad for gluten-free manicures. It’s mad, a case of ­commercial dishonesty climbing on a fashionable bandwagon. It infuriates… Read More »

Three Surprising Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse My friend Susan was happily enjoying retirement—travel, dinner with friends, hobbies, and frivolities—when her daughter got pregnant. Soon, Susan was recruited to babysit daily while her daughter went to work. On weekends, emergency grandkid duty prompted… Read More »

US man literally coughs up part of his lung after being hospitalized with heart failure

A 36-year-old man literally coughed up a piece of his lung after being hospitalized with heart problems at a hospital in California. According to a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine published on Nov. 29, during a particularly violent coughing spell, the man coughed up his right bronchial tree – all intact.… Read More »