PROSTATES, PSA, PREVENTION, PARANOIA- FINDING THE BALANCE

In my work as a Urologist, I receive referrals to see patients to assess their risk of prostate cancer. There is a huge variation in men’s knowledge about the prostate and an even greater variation in their attitude towards detection and treatment.

DRUGS, INJECTING ROOMS, HARM MINIMISATION

Drug addiction is a disorder. When I worked in the Emergency Department years ago as an intern doing night shift, we would have frequent admissions of heroin overdose. They had all the cardinal signs: respiratory depression, pin point pupils and track marks

SPIRITUALITY IN DAILY LIFE

In the era of mindfulness and meditation, some people, groups and organisations make a distinction between spiritual practice and everything else. In the early phases of meditation or spiritual practice, this may in fact be the case. That 20 minutes spent in

HOW FULL IS YOUR HAPPINESS TANK?

Happiness will wax and wane. It’s a perfectly normal phenomenon. There is no one, not even the Dalai Lama who is in a perpetual state of happiness. The only difference is that an enlightened being will see unhappiness like a passing cloud

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF EXERCISE

Staying physically active is one of the best investments you can make. In an ideal world, all school children would develop a foundation of physicality that includes strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility. Once a strong foundation is established and the principles of

DEVELOP YOUR VERY OWN EXERCISE SEQUENCE

Why is it that we enjoy going to an exercise class? Often it’s because we don’t need to think about the sequence. The instructor gives the routine and all you have to do is follow. Additionally, exercising in a group environment gives
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