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Articles by Wendy Lewis

About Wendy Lewis

A former GP in the Home Counties, Wendy’s busy life revolves around her husband, grandchildren and two Labrador dogs – though not necessarily in that order. More Posts

Sad and inconvenient truths

Life, as an elderly uncle commented the other day, joshing me gently with a black-humoured chuckle, is a terminal disease. The notion is not incompatible with the principle that all lives are equally important. Amidst the continuing media storm over the Government’s handling of the [...]

May 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Paranoia – or what?

Those of us of a certain age sometimes emphasise with the famous line from Kenneth Williams (playing Caesar in Carry On Cleo, when confronted by the conspiracy to assassinate him) “Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me …!” In which context here’s a link to a [...]

June 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Royal flop?

That’s the funny thing about the performance arts – theatre, opera, television, film, concerts and similar – one man’s (or woman’s meat) can be another’s poison. With mounting excitement since last weekend, when I first learned that it was in Channel Four’s [...]

May 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The future of medical science

The never-ending onward march of medical science is a wonderful thing but sometimes carries with it occasional causes to pause for thought. For me personally, every time I learn of some stunning new advance in research and/or treatment in (to take but two examples as illustration) say cancer or [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

And here’s another one

Modern life is a state in which social media, fitness, eating well and diets all play their part – indeed these days it seems there seems scarcely a week goes by without some new ‘latest fad’ becoming the thing of the hour. Here’s an interesting piece by nutritionist Pixie [...]

March 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

What’s a girl like me to think?

Here’s another classic case of scientific research supposedly telling you one thing one week – and the next advising quiet the opposite. It was only about five days ago that fellow contributor Gerald Ingolby brought our readers the news that a new group called ‘super-agers’ [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Christmas glow (maybe)

It’s funny how sometimes you spot things on television or on screens of one type or another that seem totally out of synch and place … and/or totally inappropriate in the circumstances of the moment. And – to be blunt – it is most often upon television. Despite all the [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Still at it

A while back the Rust featured an appreciation of refreshingly candid and slightly maverick veteran UK neurosurgeon Henry Marsh who had been interviewed on an edition of Radio Five Live’s afternoon show about a second autobiographical book that he had written. He’s evidently got [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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