Dr Joe Today

November 12th, 20170151 Fairly quietly the effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine in different ages groups has been released. Previously, Australis’s chief medical officer Professor...

October 23rd, 20170272 Sitting on the fence is not a preferred option of mine. Set aside the cliché about the potential for splinters in a sensitive area of the body, it means that you...

October 16th, 20170303 With the decline in smoking rates (particularly in countries which allow use of e-cigarettes) alcohol has become the whipping boy. Let us be clear on the outset....

October 9th, 20170950 The use of antidepressants has exploded over the last 20 years. It is estimated that one in ten people in the USA is on them and as many as one in four women in their...

September 25th, 20170459 If you make the same prediction often enough in a recurring event, there is a likelihood that one time you will be right. This is not a reflection on cleverness. Each...

September 18th, 201701681 Last week I wrote about the PURE study which followed over 135,000 people in 18 countries for seven years. It found that current dietary guidelines are essentially wrong...

September 11th, 2017115864 There was a time when we believed the earth was the centre of the universe. To be honest, it was not unreasonable for people in the dark ages to accept this. The...
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