August 8th, 201001068Fifty years ago John F. Kennedy asked people to consider what they could for their country.Today politicians pretend that government can solve all your problems for you. Leadership is a thing of the past it seems.
May 11th, 201011219If a pill which reduced the chances of getting breast cancer by one third was released it would be big news. Yet a finding that chances of getting breast cancer could be reduced by one third generated little interest.Why is this?
March 23rd, 20100879The European Medicines Agency has suspended the license of a weight loss drug.This is not a great loss as it does not do that much. The way to a healthier weight is through changed eating patterns and a different mindset.
March 16th, 201031252Parenting requires the use of judgment and the need to respond to situations which can be subtly different to other situations.It can not be done by committee or by strict adherence to protocols so beloved by government departments.
March 13th, 20100963Health reform is hot news in Australia as well as the USA. All the arguments miss or avoid the main point in the search for ways to fund more services.The solution is to reduce demand for services by focusing on people being healthy.
February 22nd, 201011151As babies we learn to walk by the feedback our brain gets from falling.In life we learn from our literal and metaphorical falls.When governments think that they can protect us from falling they are not only wrong but do us a major dis-service.