Congratulations to My Wife: Dr Heather Marshall

This post is dedicated to my Wife, Doctor Heather Marshall (aka Mrs Marshall, Dr McCallum, Mother Bear!) who – after 19 years of hard graft, perseverance, dedication – has achieved one of her life’s ambitions, becoming a fully qualified, independent medical practitioner. Heather has wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl displaying her… Read More


Does Increased Weight + Reduced Physical Activity = Greater CO2 Emissions

Research Paper Title Associations of Health, Physical Activity and Weight Status with Motorised Travel and Transport Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Cross-sectional, Observational Study. Background Motorised travel and associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generate substantial health costs; in the case of motorised travel, this may include contributing to rising obesity levels. Obesity has in turn been… Read More

New Partners Announced: Ms Dietary Pattern & Mr Gene Expression

Research Paper Title Associations between Dietary Patterns and Gene Expression Profiles of Healthy Men and Women: A Cross-sectional Study. Background Diet regulates gene expression profiles by several mechanisms. The objective of this study was to examine gene expression in relation with dietary patterns. Methods Two hundred and fifty four participants from the greater Quebec City… Read More

Research: Rotator Cuff Tears

  Research Paper Title Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: A Review and Treatment Strategy. Abstract The aim of this review was to present an overview of degenerative rotator cuff tears and a suggested management protocol based upon current evidence. Degenerative rotator cuff tears are common and are a major cause of pain and shoulder dysfunction.… Read More

Research: Outdoor Exercise, Green & Beneficial

Research Paper Title The Great Outdoors: How A Green Exercise Environment can Benefit All. Abstract The studies of human and environment interactions usually consider the extremes of environment on individuals or how humans affect the environment. It is well known that physical activity improves both physiological and psychological well-being, but further evidence is required to… Read More