Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Into a pan, pour 3/4 litre of red wine, brought almost to boiling (wait till it is moving and steaming.) Remove from heat, throw in 2 good handfuls of thyme, 6 table spoons of honey, 6 table spoons of lemon juice, a rounded tea-spoon of ground nutmeg, a chunk of ginger root, chopped. Stir briskly, return to heat until ‘moving’ again, then remove from heat, … Continue reading Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Depression Sufferers Should Man Up?

BY JON ALEXANDER You’ll be surprised to learn that Piers Morgan put his foot in it again.  This time regarding Mental Health. The tweet below is what caused the latest online outrage: Morgan’s tweet provoked someone to comment that considering how high male suicide rates are, this was a rather c**tish thing to say. I’m with that tweeter. However, my first thoughts weren’t really about … Continue reading Depression Sufferers Should Man Up?

Suffer Little Children

BY MANDY BALDWIN Great Ormond Street Hospital are not exactly covering themselves with glory over the case of Charlie Gard, the little boy whose parents have been ordered to let him die, despite treatment being available.  In fact, so great is the apparent damage to GOSH’s image, I wouldn’t even be surprised if custodians of the J. M. Barrie estate are considering their options. The … Continue reading Suffer Little Children

Really? You’re Allergic?

BY ANDY COLLIDGE What a world we live in, overstating almost everything, with entire social groups applying pressure upon themselves because they read something, heard something, or some media ass**** said something. Pressures that are not actually real, but, for an awful lot of people nowadays, an actuality that they seem to have to adhere to; their mindset overruled by the concept that it is … Continue reading Really? You’re Allergic?

Stop FGM Now

BY VALENTYNA HOLLOWAY She’s young, a child, vulnerable and innocent. She is held down. Fear overtakes her. She cries, perhaps screams, she doesn’t understand, it is beyond her comprehension. Her external genitalia are then cut. Mutilated. The ones she trusts the most, who gave her life, who should protect her life at all costs -they are the ones consenting to this. This is Female Genital … Continue reading Stop FGM Now

Alzheimer’s Sufferers are Human

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN This morning was a good one; she remembered who I was. When I tucked my elderly relative safely into her bed last night, as I’ve done every night for the last few years, I did so in the knowledge that she might not remember exactly who I was upon awakening. Alzheimer’s does that. It’s one of the many nasty little tricks this … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Sufferers are Human

The Antibiotic Crisis

BY DR IAN SMITH As we approach 2017, despite being at the apex of medical science, Mankind is in imminent danger from two major public health threats – deadly pandemic flu / viral pathogens and massive antibiotic failure.  Together these two looming threats could wipe out centuries of medical and technological advances and return the world to the Dark Ages. It can happen right here in … Continue reading The Antibiotic Crisis