Tag Archives: Longer Life

Dinosaur Doctor?

We are on the cusp of a technological and genetic revolution. Modern treatments are mind-bogglingly complex. One of our local urology surgeons recently updated us about how he operates on prostates. During my training I assisted at one or two of these operations – I say assisted that was a rather glorified term for hanging… Read More »

Worthwhile Resolutions

The New Year is an opportunity for change. For that change to be successful you need to be convinced it’s really worthwhile because change takes a lot of effort, that effort needs energy and commitment.

If I can’t convince you that change is really worthwhile then it simply won’t happen.

So here is my list for some healthy New Year Resolutions. I can’t believe that many of you will be surprised by anything on the list.


Dignified Death

The government knows that most health clinicians are incapable of thinking for themselves. The cynic in me feels that this is just part and parcel of living in a nanny state which seeks to control all aspects of our lives. I have learnt over the years that whenever a government (of any colour) says that… Read More »

Longer life

It surprises most people to learn that average life expectancy increases by 6 hours every day and has done so for most of the last century. In 1911 the average man died aged 50 years and woman 54 years. A boy born today will live 90years and 9 months. This phenomenal increase is due to… Read More »