With any luck we will all get “old”, some older than others, “oldest old” – 80 plus. Our physiological processes become increasingly ineffectual from our early fifties onwards. The speed of onset of senescence is notably variable: the fitter, the slower the decline, and that counts for both mind and matter. The old adage “use … Continued
Category: Health News/Commentary
The world of medicine is a fast moving place and there’s always something new to discuss. Here are our thoughts and impressions on the latest in health news.
Sunlight is a resource sadly lacking in Britain at the moment – after three days of buoyant sunshine some time back in April, summer seems to have packed its bags and left for friendlier climes – and the implications of the sun’s reluctance to shine are vastly further reaching than simply messing up our barbeques … Continued
I was three or four and I remember squatting in my underpants wearing dark goggles staring, mesmerised, at a vivid bright blue light which fizzed and popped loudly. The air smelt dangerously acrid. Being a compliant child, I sat quietly along with several of my peers in a semi-circle around this somewhat threatening pseudo-sun. The … Continued