For those of you who’ve been living in a cave (or, perhaps more appropriately, on a desert island!) since 1942, the premise behind the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs is a simple one: Each week a guest – a… Read moreDesert Island Discs – Part 1
I wanted to write a post which wasn’t driven by current affairs. It’s getting me down, to say the least. Everywhere you look, there is hell on Earth: war and terrorism in the Middle East (and beyond); the Brexit fiasco;… Read moreWhat Scares Me The Most
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?
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?
Depression – the ‘Black Dog’ – describes the state of having as persistently low mood over a long period of time, low enough to have a significant impact on virtually every aspect of your life. At its mildest, it… Read moreThe Black Dog