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Self diagnosis is not easy, very often you give yourself the benefit of the doubt. 12 years ago I waited a week for an abscess to be removed and in that week contracted necrotising fasciitis ( the human flesh disease) which resulted in 14 days in intensive case ,32 operations in 3 months and [...]

November 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Designer vaginas – do we need them?

I must admit that when I first read last week’s reports in the media that ‘designer vagina’ surgery in the UK had increased five-fold over the last decade, I thought someone was joking. However, the figures are irrefutable – the NHS carried out over 2000 of these specialist operations in [...]

November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments


A key aggravation of descending into one’s later years is the need to take account of, and manage, one’s bladder and its attendant accessories. Fighting off the symptoms of ageing is, of course, an admirable but ultimately futile quest, which is why most of us gradually accept the inevitable [...]

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments


We learned this week that the older generation can maintain a brighter outlook on life in general by wallowing in nostalgia. A study by researchers at the University of Southampton, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, has concluded that those who are encouraged, for [...]

November 14, 2013 // 0 Comments


There’s been a story in the media this week about a survey of 2,056 adults conducted for – guess what? – a back pain care product specialist, which reveals that more than 18 million people in the UK suffer from back pain, and 14% of them report that they’ve had to give up having sex because [...]

November 12, 2013 // 0 Comments


The other day I was chatting to a good friend of mine who is a counsellor for Samaritans. This worthy organisation recently celebrated its 60th birthday . I am amazed and impressed in equal measure how my young upbeat friend can devote one night a week to listening to those, as she puts it, on the [...]

November 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

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