Category Archives: Health

No, public transport won’t kill you

Please read this informative, well-researched article on the risks of public transport in the new COVID19 world. The summary is, once the rate of community infections falls to very low, public transport will be reasonably safe. If trains, buses etc. … Continue reading

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A first for Scientific American: endorsing a political candidate.

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history — until now” This editorial from one of the world’s most respected journals is worth reading. Regardless of other matters that may influence your vote, and whether you choose to … Continue reading

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The wisdom of a dying young man

Elliot Dallen is dying of cancer, at only 31 years of age. I find his story to be uplifting and inspiring. Please read what he has to say. When the little worries and annoyances of life drag you down, remember … Continue reading

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An opportunity to make a difference

Scott Dauman is one of the subscribers to Bobbing Around, which practically guarantees that he is a good person. Only, now he is in serious trouble, and a small action from you could make a big difference for him. His … Continue reading

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Before you can care for others, you need to care for the carer first

This is one of the earliest and most repeated lessons taught to student nurses. I have just completed a short story illustrating it for my coming book Lifting the Gloom: An antidepressant primer of short stories, and wanted to tie … Continue reading

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A problem with painkillers

“Chronic primary pain” is when severe, debilitating pain has no diagnosed cause. The doctors keep looking, but come up with something vague. Perhaps 20% of people suffer this condition. The National Institute for Health Care and Excellence has published draft … Continue reading

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COVID survivor saves lives

He is a Kadar Shaikh, a wealthy property developer in India. When he recovered from the virus, he converted a large office space into an 85-bed treatment facility for poor people. Any infected person is admitted, regardless of caste, creed … Continue reading

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Surprise: meditation is good for you

I’ve been meditating for many years, and even before that, engaged in activities I didn’t know were meditation. Why? Um… peace in your heart feels good. Being in tune with the whole universe enlarges your being. Wishing good for others, … Continue reading

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The Idle Off Project

Breathing in vehicle fumes is bad for you. It is particularly harmful for children. And yet, every afternoon, buses and parents’ cars spew the noxious stuff in school parking areas. This is why the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) has … Continue reading

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COVID19: Australian Aborigines show the way

Wherever it has happened, genocide and destruction of culture results in survivors who are more prone to disease. This is true for the first inhabitants of Australia, who as a group suffer high incidence of various avoidable diseases. Fortunately for … Continue reading

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