INR Test Strips URGENT SAFETY NOTICE

INR Test Strips URGENT SAFETY NOTICE

INR Test Strips made by Roche under the Coaguchek brand have issued an URGENT SAFETY NOTICE.  It has been found that the test strips have been giving false INR readings.   Are you affected by this notice?  Are you, like me, self-testing at home?  Does your doctor’s...
Aids for Stroke Recovery

Aids for Stroke Recovery

Scientists in America are developing breakthrough wearable aids for stroke recovery.  Stretchable sensors aim to speed up the recovery by monitoring the care they receive when they leave the hospital. Patients have wireless sensors stuck on to their skin and the...
And Again… BREAKING NEWS… on Statins

And Again… BREAKING NEWS… on Statins

A new report suggests that Statins are not only of little benefit to patients but do more harm than good. The real benefits apparently come from a healthy diet and exercise. If you are on Statins, like I am, reading this article definitely makes me doubt why I am...
Have you been stung by a wasp while on Warfarin?

Have you been stung by a wasp while on Warfarin?

10 August 2016 -   The recent prolonged spell of warm weather and sunshine we have been experiencing in the UK has been wonderful. However, there have been an awful lot of wasps around for the time of year and last week I got stung! This is the first time I have been...
Warfarin and Vitamin K: New Book Out Now

Warfarin and Vitamin K: New Book Out Now

October 5, 2016
My new book ‘Warfarin and the effects of Vitamin K and Protein’ is now available. The eagerly anticipated next chapter in my journey as a warfarin user is out now. In this new book I explore Warfarin and Vitamin K interactions and the effect of high protein diets on...
INR stability unachievable for most patients?

INR stability unachievable for most patients?

17 August 2016 -   Achieving long term INR stability may be harder than we thought. Duke University have carried out a study involving people who have been on warfarin long term.  This suggests that as few as a third of those taking the drug will have continuous INR...
Stroke survival chances boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin

Stroke survival chances boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin

10 August 2016 -   Stroke survival chances can be boosted by taking aspirin or warfarin.  A study by Aberdeen University has found that the chance of surviving, and recovering, from a stroke can be greatly enhanced.   People who were taking aspirin or warfarin prior...