Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge: an interview with ALS expert Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi

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In honour of ALS/MND Global Day on June 21, Best Doctors is pleased to feature Part One of an interview with Prof. Ammar Al-Chalabi, a leading ALS specialist at King’s College London and director of director of STRENGTH, the world’s largest international consortium for studying the disease.

Part One Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics at King’s College London, Director of King’s MND Care and Research Centre and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital, Prof Al- Chalabi is a recognised specialist in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as motor neuron disease) whose work involves both clinical practice and research. You have over 20 years’ experience as a practicing neurologist. How long have you been specializing in ALS and what motivated you to focus on this particular disease? I have been specialized in ALS since 1994 when I moved to London. At the time, ALS care in many Read more

Surviving cancer

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National Cancer Survivors Day® is a worldwide event held every year on the first Sunday in June. On this important occasion, Best Doctors takes stock of the current situation and looks at the challenges for patients and healthcare providers on the road ahead.

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Helping toddlers stay healthy

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Yesterday marked the United Nations’ 4th annual Global Day of Parents, and today we are pleased to provide insight for keeping little ones at their healthiest from a expert in paediatrics.

Professor Berthold Koletzko, MD Nutrition and physical activity are important for a child’s health and well-being. A balanced family diet can generally cover a toddler’s particular nutritional needs. However, recent surveys indicate that toddlers throughout Europe are often not receiving a sufficient amounts of nutrients, in particular with respect to vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and, in some countries, iodine. It is therefore important that parents keep the following guidelines to hand when planning their child’s diet: Generous amounts of fluids, preferably water or other unsweetened/sugar-free drinks Generous amounts of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and potatoes Moderate amounts of Read more