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David E Bratt, MD

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ever notice how things have changed in nutrition? Suddenly foreign “experts” in nutrition have changed their advice and started talking “natural”. Suddenly sugar is bad. Sugar is the new tobacco!...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
It never fails to amaze me how some people take advantage of children.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
​Two things interest me about our latest star athlete, Jereem Richards. One, why did we not know more about him? I thought it was me.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
​It’s near the end of the “summer” holidays, known in my time as August holidays or mango, fly and gastro season.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
​This is World Breastfeeding Week so I thought I would look at how much formula milk we drink. Well, it’s impossible to get figures for the annual importation of infant formula in T&T.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
​I don’t dislike milk. I dislike the quantity of milk people take. I dislike the advertising that goes on. I dislike the effects of milk on my patients. But I don’t dislike milk. Milk is all right.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Cow’s milk is big business. In 2016 the global dairy industry was worth half a trillion US dollars. The top five companies, headed by Nestle (24 billion), accounted for 100 billion of that.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Quite frankly, I hesitate to enter any local medical centre, doctor’s office, nursing home, health centre or public hospital. Whether it’s private or public makes little difference.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A generation ago I confidently thought that by now, well into the 21st century, needles would be a thing of the past. Not so. Needles are alive and well, if sharper and easier to handle.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I have been a paediatrician for over 40 years now and am often asked by parents what to do to develop their child’s mind.