Dying of Cancer is the Best Death – a controversial blog by Dr Richard Smith

Posted on: 23rd January 2015 % Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in: , ,
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    A high-profile British doctor, Richard Smith, has said that death by cancer is the best way to die. The reason? Because it gives us the opportunity to die…

It’s Not Like That, Actually

Posted on: 24th October 2014 0 Posted in: Book Reviews, Illness & Pain Tagged in:
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It’s Not Like That, Actually: A memoir of surviving cancer and beyond by Kate Carr Pub. Vermilion 2004 Review by Anand Chetan It’s the unsettling title that stayed with me…

Being loving is good for you

Posted on: 14th August 2014 0 Posted in: Living & loving Tagged in: , , ,
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In ‘Wishful Thinking’ (New Scientist, July 13 2013) we’re told that the vagus nerve (aka the 10th cranial nerve) connects the brain to internal organs, including the lungs, digestive tract…

Code Death

Posted on: 14th April 2014 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in: ,
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What follows is an excerpt from an article by Dr Jessica Nutik Zitter that was featured in the NYT on April 10th. Amazing to read of a doctor describing the…

My Stroke of Insight: a brain scientist’s personal journey

Posted on: 12th March 2014 % Posted in: Book Reviews, Illness & Pain Tagged in: , ,
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  The book about a personal journey through a stroke and out the other side by a brain scientist that made the New York Times bestseller list   My Stroke…

Suicide

Posted on: 11th March 2014 0 Posted in: Talking about Death Tagged in:
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A few weeks week ago, an ex-marine in New York committed suicide by placing a homemade explosive device in his mouth. The man was suffering from throat cancer. Friends said…

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