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Strikes won’t cure the NHS

But will Patricia Hewitt improve efficiency? I do wonder who is in charge of today's NHS?  Ministers seem to be on a merry-go-round producing a new incumbent every month or so. Recently, one of these Ministers set the NHS the tasks of improving obesity figures,...

Larry the Cat for PM

Enough is enough Amongst all the problems one has to deal with around the NHS, one can't help noticing that there are some Whitehall residents that are doing a very good job.  Would whoever is Secretary of State for Health this week, take note:  Larry keeps his head...

Autumn food

10 tips to help keep food costs down Just because we are trying to save money, doesn't mean we can't eat healthily.  This means being extra savvy when shopping;  gone are the days of throwing things into the trolley -  just in case - but instead, most follow a plan....

Arbonne again

Fizz sticks help the medicine go down Since winning a lovely selection of Arbonne products in a draw at Maggie's,                I have been a fan. Recently I noticed they have a new product called Fizz sticks (little sachets containing citrus-flavoured powder - snip...

Founding the NHS

It was nothing to do with Politics Recently there have been claims from politicians that their party was the founder of the NHS.   Politicians are never ones to let a fact get in the way of a speech, but it was actually this man, William (later Lord) Beveridge, a...

Watch out for alternative medicine

 Be careful using alternative treatments   Long delays in obtaining medical appointments might have some of us turning to Alternative therapies - but are these effective? Recently I have been reading two books on this subject, which makes many people hot under...

Hair

Straw Hair As a child, I would shudder when reading the fairy tale story of Strewellpeter, the boy whose hair stuck out all over his head. Thanks to cancer treatment, I ended up looking like his twin sister. Many of us on cancer treatment, drugs, etc. end up with...

More money saving tips

Hunting money saving tips Do I laugh or scream now health concerns are second on my list - or even third - below fuel costs and food? So I am searching around for money-saving tips; kind friends keep sending me ones they have found, and every time I manage to get...

Winter skincare

When  Winter, chemo and hormone therapy play havoc with skin Is this you in winter?  Hiding spots and rough patches?  With Straw hair that flies all over the place? And Itchy skin you want to hide behind a blanket? AT LAST, oncologists admit cancer drugs can have an...

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