I am the editor of a medical magazine which is distributed to health centres across the country. I am constantly amazed and fascinated by the range of research and knowledge that emerges in the medical field every month. From new, life-saving medications to 3D printing of body organs, I feel lucky to be paid to read articles about such incredible subjects. I realise that a lot of this new medical information does not reach the general public. I started this blog so that I might share some of the most important or interesting stories I have come across in the course of my job. I hope you find my entries thought-provoking and useful. May you always remain in the best of health.
27 July 2015
A new study on the effects of acupuncture could have hay fever sufferers reaching for needles rather than tissues to keep sneezing and streaming eyes at bay. Researchers in Australia found that acupuncture reduced the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and improved sufferers' quality of life. Their findings, which were published online in June, could result in an increase in people opting for the ancient holistic remedy to find some relief from pollen during the summer months.