Life well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain

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His was the very definition of ‘a life well-lived’. The apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain in a French hotel was shocking and tragic in equal measure. “As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly. You… Read moreLife well-lived? The tragic loss of Anthony Bourdain

Syria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

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  In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

Autism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?

Researcher Scientists at the University of Warwick claim to have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. The test is thought to be the first of its kind and could lead to earlier diagnosis of… Read moreAutism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?

Americans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

The now infamous Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was enacted in 1791, as part of the first ten amendments which were contained in the Bill of Rights. Its wording has proved to be the source of heated debate… Read moreAmericans Need a Strong Constitution to Change the Second Amendment

Nip & Tuck – What Cost Cosmetic Surgery?

In the news this week, it has emerged that the National Health Service spent some £30m (MILLION!) over the past five years in attempting to correct cosmetic surgery procedures that have gone horribly wrong. But these corrective operations are not… Read moreNip & Tuck – What Cost Cosmetic Surgery?