Category Archives: Medicine

Mother Teresa……saint (or sinner)

Pope Francis has paved the way for Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize winning Catholic missionary, to become a saint, according to a new report. Avvenire, an Italian Catholic daily newspaper, reported that the Pope had credited the late Mother Teresa … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society – Kirklees Memory Walk (12 September 2015)

On a very wet and grey day I went along the Greenhead Park today to support the Memory Walk and to take some photographs of some of those giving of their time to complete the sponsored walk. A member of … Continue reading

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He’s not obese……………just a little bit fat!

A third of parents studied underestimated their child’s BMI, leading to fears many parents do not understand the risks associated with being overweight. Parents with obese children may not be able to recognise that their child is overweight unless they are … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon………..just what the doctor ordered

My Doctor’s latest prescription for a happier, healthier life: Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor … Continue reading

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Jane Tomlinson…………….”true Yorkshire grit”

  Cancer fund-raiser Jane Tomlinson charity raises £7.6m The charity set up in the name of Leeds fund-raiser Jane Tomlinson has raised £7.6m, her family has revealed. Mrs Tomlinson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2000 but she started charity fund-raising … Continue reading

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NHS Staff and overseas aid…………

I was listening to the news on the radio this morning when it was announced that 30 NHS staff were flying out to Sierra Leone in Africa to help deal with the Ebola outbreak. The 30 staff would be made … Continue reading

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Forget expensive cough medicine………..drink honey and lemon (with possibly a dash of single malt whisky)

There is little evidence that expensive over-the-counter cough medicines actually work, doctors said today But the NHS Choices website advises: ‘There’s little evidence to suggest cough medicines actually work, although some ingredients may help treat symptoms associated with a cough, … Continue reading

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The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush, He maketh me to layout in tasteful places, He leadeth me beside cool meter changes, He restoreth my “one.” Yeah, man, though I read through the trickiest of charts, I will … Continue reading

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Homeopathy is bunk, study says……………Prince Charles (and the NHS) are you listening?

Medical experts tested research and treatments for 68 conditions and found they had no impact Homeopathic remedies are no better than a placebo, according to a new study. Homeopathy is no more effective than a placebo, according to an extensive study … Continue reading

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