Clare Pain

Clare Pain

Senior Reporter

Published Articles

WHO targets for sodium and potassium intake 'unrealistic': study

Boosting potassium levels and consuming a moderate amount of salt is best, say researchers.
20 March 2019

7 things you need to know about the Asthma Handbook update

Going back to school, advice for patients at risk from thunderstorm asthma and risk factors for life-threatening flare-ups are among the additions.
08 March 2019

Having a doctor in the family adds years to life

This is one area where being a doctor is definitely better than being a lawyer.
07 March 2019

Does being male affect blood clot risk?

Men genetically predisposed to high testosterone have an increased thromboembolic risk, study shows.
07 March 2019

4 signs of an eating disorder in overweight patients

Doctors are missing eating disorders in patients with high BMIs because of outdated stereotypes, says expert.
07 March 2019

Caution: Be wary of starting statins in over-65s

Overweight and older people initiating therapy may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.
07 March 2019

7 reasons why doctors should scrap the word 'elderly'

The word is like 'imbecile' or 'idiot' and is anachronistic and offensive, says professor.
06 March 2019

12 tips to ensure you get the most accurate BP measurement

The American Heart Association has issued its first major guidance on the topic in 14 years.
05 March 2019

Think you have it tough? Young docs in Japan work for no pay

After working a full week for free, they earn a living in the evenings and on weekends.
01 March 2019

Older patients with UTIs need antibiotics ASAP

Lower rates of sepsis are seen in over-65s given treatment on day of diagnosis, shows UK study.
01 March 2019