2017: The year your New Year resolutions actually stick!

2016 has been a big one for many of us and like every year, we have the opportunity to say goodbye to an era and welcome the exciting things to come in 2017.

New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate, drink too many bubbles, revel in the successes from the past 12 months, and cheers to saying so-long to those heavier, drearier 2016 memories and events.

Along with the symbolic nature of “in with the new and out with the old” the 31st of December has, it is also a time to set new goals for the future. From Best Doctors we want to wish you an incredible New Year and help make your goals happen!

A recent study conducted by the University of Scranton found that the associating a new goal to a specific time of year can increase success rates. Experts analysed the behavioural patterns of two groups of goal setters – one associating their resolutions to new years and the other to a random date during the year. After a 6 month period, 46% of the New Year resolution setters had successfully stuck to the change proposed in their life. Only a staggering 4% of those who had embarked on their challenge during a random time of the year continued to practice their Read more

Coeliacs and Misdiagnosis

Coeliac Disease Prevalence of Coeliac Disease diagnosis is on the rise on a global scale. This medical issue, also known as coeliac sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is defined by WebMD as a digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten are eaten. Gluten is a mixture of proteins that is found in many of our day-to-day foods. It is specifically found in wheat and other grains including oat, rye and barley. Coeliac.org recently published alarming global statics indicating that 1 in 100 people are affected by Coeliac Disease. Gluten intolerance has risen on Read more