Success with weight loss is all in the mind

Whenever I’ve tried to lose weight I know my efforts will be unsuccessful unless a switch in my brain flicks on. You could call it the willpower switch. Well, it seems some brains aren’t wired for self-control. Turns out high-level … Read More

Tots and elderly are great for each other

Putting nursery-age children ­together with elderly people in care homes began a few years ago. And, slowly, health trusts and care workers are realising the huge benefits of doing so – particularly within social care for the elderly. Now the … Read More

Mixed-sex wards may mean faster treatment

Ever since I can remember, the separation of female patients from male patients on hospital wards has been written in ­tablets of stone. No encroachment of one gender into hospital territory of the other has been tolerated. Well, with people lying … Read More