“We-Welease  Bwian”

“We-Welease Bwian”

There is an old adage about laughter being the best medicine. We know that when we laugh that the body produces its own happy hormones, that out pulse rate and blood pressure drop and that we produce less of the stress hormones like adrenalin and cortisol. In my book...
Pills, Music And History

Pills, Music And History

Recently my daughter was going to a music festival with a group of friends. Like her father she likes music and tried playing it – without great success. On the cusp of her third decade she is a sensible young adult. However, millennials are not known for reading...
What Is The Govt Doing For Me?

What Is The Govt Doing For Me?

Some weeks it is hard to know where to start. So maybe a cartoon is a good start point. The Spectator Magazine is one of the last bastions of genuine humour. Through its pages of articles are small cartoons. On page nine of the October 28 edition is a comic of a man...
Expensive Placebos

Expensive Placebos

The use of antidepressants has exploded over the last 20 years. It is estimated that one in ten people in the USA is on them and as many as one in four women in their 40’s and 50’s. In Australia, the numbers are not as high but not far behind. Yet despite the...
Food Waste

Food Waste

When I was a child we used to have a “dustbin” the size of today’s garden bucket. It was collected once a week and it was not always full. Today we have three large wheely bins. One for garden refuse, one for recycling and the third for general rubbish. Most weeks...
One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

It is little wonder that people are confused by health messages and the latest discovery. As I have observed before when you are certain that what causes cancer this week was a cure for cancer last week, you are not imagining it. We need medical research as it does...