Category Archives: Health

Ovarian cancer, the silent killer

I was not quite twelve when my aunt died. Ever watchful of her figure, a fastidious housekeeper and the perfect hostess in that 1950s full-skirted style, she accepted the changes in her body with a grace I have rarely seen … Continue reading

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World Stroke Day

Yesterday was World Stroke Day. Readers of my blog may remember that my very fit, very strong, very healthy-living brother suffered a stroke last year at the mere age of fifty-two. I ranted at that time about ignoring the signs … Continue reading

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A Western Lifestyle

I was recently invited to a Medecins San Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) briefing. Working in a paramedical field I have an interest in the care offered to those in marginalised, war torn or socio-economically deprived communities. The GOFA and I … Continue reading

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