I Was Married By a Judge, I Should Have Asked For a Jury-The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D.

I Was Married By a Judge, I Should Have Asked For a Jury-The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D.

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, remarked, “There are no boy philosophers”. Fortunately, most of us do get wiser as we age. However, it’s never been a top priority of mine to rush into old age so I could be a wise, elderly, medical journalist philosopher. Could I be wrong? Consumer Reports on Health says there are several good things about aging. So I had to read on. It appears I was wrong on one point. I’ve…

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Needed: A Taxi cab Driver, Garbage Collector and Veterinarian

Needed: A Taxi cab Driver, Garbage Collector and Veterinarian

The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D. I wrote years ago “The problems of society are caused by supposedly   intelligent people who are largely fools.” It’s worth repeating due to what has happened to Canada’s new law, Medical Aid in Dying (MAID). The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that, “Anyone with a grievous and irremediable condition should have the right to (MAID)”. It did not say that death need be imminent, nor did it exclude…

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Strokes; Not Just For the Elderly

Strokes; Not Just For the Elderly

How could it happen to Kris Letang,the Pittsburgh Penguin hockey player? Hewas young, in excellent physical condition, yet a victim of stroke. Today, stroke is not just a senior problem. So, why don’t learned professors know why this is happening? Professor Valery Feigin is Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at Auckland University, in New Zealand. He reports in the  journal, The Lancet, that every year over 80,000 children and youth…

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Have you ever wanted To Say, “I Told You So”?

Have you ever wanted To Say, “I Told You So”?

This week,a big thanks to Dr. Freddie Hamdy, Professor of surgery, Oxford University, England. Why? Because, for many years,I’ve advised readers,diagnosed with early prostate cancer,to take their time when deciding whichtreatment is best for them. Some authorities have disagreed with me. Now, I can legitimately say, “I told you so”. Does this mean I’m smart? No. I was just lucky years ago to interview Dr. Willet Whitmore, a world authority on prostate cancer at Memorial…

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“Dying, I Don’t want to be There When it Happens”.

“Dying, I Don’t want to be There When it Happens”.

Woody Allen, when asked for his opinion about death, replied, “I don’t worry about dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, Allen will be there and so will the rest of us. This week,why I have a personal interest in the end of life. And what can we all do to provide the best of care to loved ones near death? Years ago I conducted a five year battle to…

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விஸ்வரூபம் எடுக்கும் போலி முட்டை விவகாரம்… அதிர வைக்கும் காட்சி!

விஸ்வரூபம் எடுக்கும் போலி முட்டை விவகாரம்… அதிர வைக்கும் காட்சி!

சீனாவில் இருந்து இந்தியாவிற்கு போலி முட்டைகள் இறக்குமதி செய்யப்படுவதாக அண்மையில் செய்திகள் வெளியாகியிருந்தமை தெரிந்ததே. உடலுக்கு பக்க விளைவுகளைத் தரக்கூடிய இந்த போலி முட்டைகள் தொடர்பில் அவ்வப்போது விழிப்புணர்வுகள் ஏற்படுத்தப்பட்டு வருகின்றன. இந்நிலையில் தற்போது மற்றுமொரு ஆதாரம் வெளியாகியுள்ளது. அதுவும் நம்ம தமிழ்நாடு, சேலத்தில இருந்து இந்த அதிர்ச்சி தகவல் வெளியாகியுள்ளது. அதாவது முட்டையாப்பம் செய்வதற்காக பல முட்டைகளை வாங்கி அவற்றினை உடைத்த பெண் ஒருவருக்கு அதிர்ச்சி காத்திருந்துள்ளது. முட்டைக்கான எந்தவிதமான வாசனையும் அவரால் உணர முடியவில்லை. உடனடியாக சந்தேகப்பட்ட அவர் முட்டையின் கோதுகளை எடுத்து பார்த்தபோது அவை பிளாஸ்டிக் அல்லது பொலித்தீன் போன்று காணப்பட்டுள்ளது. மேலும் அக் கோதுகளை நெருப்பில் வைத்தபோது அது எரிந்து…

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Why I’ve Never Forgotten a Japanese Girl

Why I’ve Never Forgotten a Japanese Girl

58 years ago I made an unfortunate decision. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong Japanese girl. But the problem was not what you’re thinking! Rather, I was in Tokyo, travelling with my wife and her parents. My father-in-law and I decided to experience a Japanese massage at the Imperial Hotel. During the event a petite masseuse suddenly struck the side of my head with a hard blow. I…

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