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Head Transplant

Gene Wilder - Young FrankensteinI read with great interest in the New Scientist about a surgeon who is pretty sure that in the near future he will be performing head transplants.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time wondering about this. After all it is remarkable what can be done today.

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Bionic Man

The Bionic ManI think I’m pretty fit for someone who receives mail from Saga.

I don’t smoke, I don’t drink any alcohol, I do drink lots of beetroot juice, I run lots, I eat healthily, I don’t have any chronic health problems and I don’t take any medication.

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Standing Room Only

Standing Room OnlySome of you may think that the new décor in my room is merely a device to get you in and out of the surgery quickly.

Let me reassure that this is not the case. The fact that the desk, chairs and couch have all been removed and in its place is a chest high work table and an exercise conveyer belt is in your best interests as well as mine.

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Shop-A-Doc

Shop a DocYou may think this is the latest initiative from Amazon to take over health care.

However their initiative to fly ‘doc drones’ to your front door and beam back your medical info to ‘House’ their health super computer is still in its infancy and not being trialled in the UK until next year.

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Olfactomeopathy

SmellsThe celebrated polymath Prof Aillo, whose pioneering work has previously been reported in the Denmark Doctor has once again broken new ground in the realms of medical research.

After years of experimenting with the effects of odours on the human body he has developed the new science of olfactomeopathy.

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NHS April Fools?

A Cunning PlanI’ve been consulting my colleague Dr Blackmadder and his side kick Bald Rick and we’ve come up with a cunning plan.

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Virtual diets for virtuous dieters

Fat FightersObesity is perhaps the greatest challenge to modern medicine.

Being over weight carries significant health risks – high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pains and arthritis, heart disease, stroke and so on.

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