My Prostate and Me – Part 3


Template Biopsy ! Monday was one of the longest days of my life. I was scheduled for a “Template Biopsy” which for the un-initiated is described thus ….. The template biopsy is carried out using an ultrasound probe which is passed into your back passage and samples of the prostate gland are obtained through the… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 3

Hands Off Our GPs – NHS: A serious threat


I received an email from 38degrees and have pasted the entire message below. Having paid into the NHS via taxes for over forty years. I have had little or no need to call on the NHS throughout my early life. So, as you can imagine, I am disgusted to find, just when I am reaching… Continue reading Hands Off Our GPs – NHS: A serious threat

Bloated ?


Just over two weeks ago I set off to France on vacation. Every time I go away I make several promises to myself. I’m not going to overeat, I’m going to eat lots of salads, I’m going to lay off the bread and I’m going to get some exercise. Of course I jettison most of… Continue reading Bloated ?

Russell Brand: Addiction is an illness not a crime


Addiction should be treated as a health problem rather than a criminal matter, comedian Russell Brand has told a committee of MPs. The 36-year-old former heroin addict described addiction as an “illness” and said that those suffering from it should be treated with “compassion”. He advocated an “abstinence-based recovery” approach, telling MPs this was how… Continue reading Russell Brand: Addiction is an illness not a crime

Heart attack patients receive best treatment in south at Queen Alexandra Hospital


No wonder the authorities keep trying to skim the QA skills and move them to Southampton. QUEEN Alexandra Hospital’s heart attack unit is the best in the south, the latest figures show. Patients have a better chance of surviving than any other hospital in the area and victims from as far away as West Sussex… Continue reading Heart attack patients receive best treatment in south at Queen Alexandra Hospital