Health

Cancer – What to say

Cancer – if you’ve either battled it or have it you’ll know it’s awful. I’ve got friends who have been through it and come out the other side and unfortunately those that didn’t make it. One theme which seems to rear its head is the behaviour of others, some people can react in a strange [...]

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Bugs and Germs

These days we seem to have regular bouts of various bugs going around. I’m sure in the past these were prevalent at certain times of the year (or is that just me?). One of the most basic things you can do to help stop catching all and sundry is handwashing. As soon as I arrive [...]

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I’ve written about dementia before but after watching the BBC2 Programme Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day (part 2 of 8 – broadcast April 2013) I was prompted to revisit the subject. The story involved a husband and wife with the husband suffering from dementia and his wife caring for him. They had [...]

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Dementia – Early Warning Signs and Golden Rules

Dementia is a cruel, evil disease that robs an individual of their self respect and dignity and causes immense pain to their relatives. Watching someone you love fall under the spell of this disease is incredibly difficult to deal with. The person you once knew as articulate, independent, outgoing, dependable and intelligent is gone and [...]

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Soft Drinks Tax – Education is the key

So the UK Government wants to introduce yet another tax, this time it’s on soft drinks. Somehow they think this will reduce the level of obesity in this country, unfortunately it’s the typical fire-fighting response from this Government. The reasons for obesity are varied but here’s a simple one which can be changed – education. [...]

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Binge Drinking

The UK Government has proposed to increase the tax on alcohol to stop binge drinking. This will just hit the sensible drinker and why should everyone be punished for the behaviour of some? Binge drinking has a number of factors attached to it, far more than can be covered in a single blog post but [...]

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Clutter Clearing

I love the start of a new year and the change of the seasons, a fresh slate, time to reset the page and one thing I love to do is go through my belongings and see what I no longer need or love and get rid of them. A clutter clear is always good as [...]

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New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of the year, a fresh start when we think we have to be more healthy and promise ourselves to start that diet, go to the gym, give up smoking, insert your own vice here. I believe that instead of punishing ourselves with harsh regimes on the 1st January we should be a [...]

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Could Your Cough be the Death of You?

It’s that time of the year when the sniffles start and the more serious bugs start to circulate. Coming down with colds and illness is commonplace and can range from a simple cold to a full blown virus. Some virus’s can really take it out of your body and it takes time to recover but [...]

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You may be aware of the recent court case in the USA where a 20 year old Londoner was killed by a botched surgical procedure carried out in a hotel room (There’s a link to the story on my Facebook page, date of entry 17th October 2012). This tragic story only goes to highlight the [...]

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