What Have We Learned?

As I write this last column for 2020, the words of the late John Lennon come to mind; “So this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over A new one just begun” Last week marked the 40th anniversary of his tragic death by homicide.  Where has that time gone...

Try Not To Doubt Yourself

As a step parent, doubting yourself and feeling sick either just before your stepchildren come over or just after they leave is not uncommon. Most people are driven from a place of goodness and ideals. But such dreams and situations are sometimes shattered by...

The Public Has Spoken On Vaping Laws

In this modern age, petitions which legally require people to sign a piece of paper seem archaic. They are also difficult to organise. Yet on November 26, I was proud to hand over to Aaron Stonehouse MLC a petition to the West Australian parliament calling for the...
Prostate Screening And Leeches – What Is The Link?

Prostate Screening And Leeches – What Is The Link?

The US Preventative Services Taskforce has formalized its previous advice that there was no benefit for routine PSA testing on healthy men. Surely finding more cancer early means saving lives. Except that the facts do not show that the routine PSA screening does this.

Midlife Crisis Comes Early

Midlife Crisis Comes Early

The midlife crisis used to be associated with reaching our fifties. These days, many adults profess to be struggling with the same symptoms regardless of age. So why is this happening?

Overdosing On Medical Tests

Overdosing On Medical Tests

Nothing in medicine is a straight line. If a little is good more may be better, but a lot more is NOT necessarily better and can be worse. Collectively we are overdosing on tests.

People Management on the Mothership

People Management on the Mothership

It’s getting harder to tell the normal from the nut-bag these days, especially in the workplace. Just think about it – how many of your own co-workers are rowing with only one oar, psychologically speaking?

Waging The War (On Drugs) And Losing The Fight

Statistics are so commonplace that it is rare these days to be taken aback by them but this one was startling. The number of babies born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal has trebled between 2000 and 2009 in the USA.

Supplementing With Vitamin K (Kindness)

Supplementing With Vitamin K (Kindness)

Current news about vitamin K is everywhere. In the health and wellness world, vitamin K is the new vitamin D3.
What I’d like to share today, however, isn’t about the vitamin K that can be bottled.

To Make Real Decisions We Need Need Real Information

To Make Real Decisions We Need Need Real Information

Political correctness has sought to neutralize the meaning of wordsWhen the same problem starts to affect numbers we are in serious troubleTo achieve what we want in life we need honest information not just stuff we want to hear!

The Key To The Fountain of Youth

The Key To The Fountain of Youth

You have all seen the ad where the woman scrapes her nail over her skin and it’s so dry, it leaves a trail of flaky skin. It looks ugly, but even worse; it can be itchy and extra sensitive. But don’t stress too much, there is a solution…