Tag Archives: health

Quora – Healthcare question

What could be a possible quantitative research question on NZ Healthcare? One that would interest me greatly is: What is the impact of diet on frequency of visits to the healthcare system for illness (as distinct from accident)? Within that, … Continue reading

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Quora – How to live healthier

What do you do to live healthier? Moved here When my doctor’s advice was “You have terminal melanoma, go home and get your affairs in order”, and I watched him write “palliative care only” on my file, then I was … Continue reading

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Quora NHS woes

With people living longer and putting more strain on the NHS and economy in general is higher taxation the only realistic solution? Short answer – No. Long answer, much more complex. Money, as a market measure of value, is now … Continue reading

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Quora – increasing lifespans

What’s the most interesting research going on right now for increasing life span? I suspect Ray Kurzweil knows the answer to that, but he seemed to quite intentionally not answer the question that Peter Diamandis asked him on that subject … Continue reading

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Mental Illness

Ideapod – is oversimplification of mental illness useful By definition, over simplification is not useful. And reality seems to be so complex, that our experiential models of it must be a simplifications to some degree. So we must acknowledge that … Continue reading

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7 years from last tumour

A rather significant anniversary today – 7 years since the last tumour was cut from my shoulder. When the histology came back it said the margin wasn’t clear, and wider excision was recommended. By that stage I was confident that … Continue reading

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Causes of Heart Disease (and cancer)

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease 7 years ago I was sent home “Palliative care only” and given a 2% chance of living 2 years (metastasized melanoma). That got my attention. I did my … Continue reading

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Dark side of Anti-Oxidants

The Dark Side of Antioxidants Mostly about the Finnish and US CARET studies on Carotenes This does show the extreme difficulty of trying to make blanket pronouncements about anything to do with metabolism. So many different intersecting and overlapping probability … Continue reading

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Question of the Days, August 14-15-16, 2015, HEALING What are some of your favorite tips on Healing? Accept what is. To the best of one’s abilities, and acknowledging many levels of uncertainty, start with what is present, and work with … Continue reading

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