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Invermectin: Knowing what we don’t know.

People have asked me why I have been unusually silent on the use of “Ivermectin” the supposed wonder drug for preventing and treating COVID. The answer is simple: Just like most business people would not advise investing in something they don’t understand, I don’t believe doctors should prescribe a drug unless they know is likely […]

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So What is the “Sinopharm” Vaccine and Should you Take it?

This is a COVID 19 vaccine made by the Chinese state company “ Sinopharm”. It’s real name is BBIBP-Cor V. It is not to be mixed up with other commonly exported Chinese COVID 19 vaccine called the “Sinovac” vaccine. Does it Work? Trials by the same state owned manufacturer have given it an efficacy rate […]

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How to be a Sleeping Beauty

Sleep your way to weight loss, a more youthful appearance, lower blood pressure, better blood sugars, a happier mood and better memory! Ronald Regan and Margaret Thatcher both boasted that they needed less than 4 hours sleep per night….but they both got Dementia. Less than 6 hours good quality sleep per night is can lead to weight gain, […]

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

Cervical Cancer is one of the commonest and yet the most preventable cancers in Women worldwide. We are so lucky to have a good screening test to help us detect precancerous changes in the cervix. – The “Pap” test introduced in the 1940s has reduced the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer by 77% in […]

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Long Covid

Long COVID   What is it?   Much like Chick V, the virus which causes COVID 19, SARS -CoV-2- can leave longer lasting symptoms in about 10% of people. We say these “post acute” Covid symptoms are symptoms going on longer than three weeks after the start of symptoms. The symptoms can last for months, […]

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Minor Surgery Available at Ames Medical Services

  Did you know that we do minor surgery?     If you have a lump or bump that you want removed, we can do a minor procedure under local anaesthetic, right here in our new treatment room.    We also remove ingrown toenails, abscesses and do cyst and comedone extractions too!    Have a pesky wart or verruca or skin tag that […]

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When is a Duck not a Duck? The Pitfalls of COVID-19 Testing

So, you had a cough and cold and you were worried about COVID….but you went and got a rapid test and its negative so all is good right? Wrong!  No test is perfect and this is to help you understand some pitfalls of Covid testing.   Let’s start with the rapid “blood” test. This is looking for antibodies to the […]

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Recovering from Covid-19 at home?

Covid Positive at Home? What should be in your Covid 19 “Recover at Home” Kit?   So you’ve tested positive and been medically assessed, and since you have no underlying conditions, and are not short of breath, you are allowed to recover in the comfort of your own home….   Most of you will be just […]

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