Treating heel pain with orthoses

Treating heel pain with orthoses

In a nutshell: There’s no much evidence orthoses are any better for heel pain than anything else Plantar heel pain is a common problem. The ‘plantar’ bit just means you feel it on the underside of your heel. How best to manage it? This paper...
Avoiding exercise-associated hyponatraemia

Avoiding exercise-associated hyponatraemia

In a nutshell: Drinking to thirst is the best strategy Although this is under the ‘Running’ snippet category it will apply to many different activities. Long distance events are typically associated with exercise-associated hyponatraemia (EAH) – so...
Misogyny and mental health

Misogyny and mental health

In a nutshell: Misogyny damages women but it is also associated with harmful behaviours in the men themselves. Misogyny is, unsurprisingly, known to be bad for women. They face threat of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. Yet, not all that much is known about...
FODMAP and dodgy guts on ultraruns

FODMAP and dodgy guts on ultraruns

In a nutshell: A low FODMAP diet could help runners who get problems with severe GI symptoms during races. A case study reported on a female ultra-runner who was competing in a multi-stage ultramarathon. She suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If...
Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer screening

Digital rectal examination for prostate cancer screening

In a nutshell: A finger up your bum to examine your prostate is not a great way to screen for prostate cancer. We need better screening options.  It could be perceived as a barrier to prostate cancer screening. Blokes don’t like the idea of digital rectal...
Late presenting cancer and colour vision

Late presenting cancer and colour vision

In a nutshell: If you are colour blind then you are more likely to present with later stage bladder cancer. I am red-green colour blind and I’m well aware of my general inability to distinguish red particularly well. In particular, I often miss subtler shades of...

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