Monday, 12 September 2016
Dr Alida Lancee is currently being investigated by police for assisting a terminally ill elderly patient to die. She has written a free e-book on the subject. Her open letter to the medical profession appeared in the Australian Doctor and is very compelling.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
A scientific article about genetically modified food makes an interesting read. The author, Dr Emmanuel Mutyaba is a lecturer in ethics at Uganda Martyrs University and has written other articles about foreign aid to Africa and the implication of being environmentally conscious as urged by the Church.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
The World Health Organisation has concluded recently that processed meat and red meat are carcinogenic. This has caused a furore in the meat industry and ridicule from the conservative right here in Australia. I have always been a supporter of a plant based diet as being better for us all and for the environment. A previous article on this blog describes the effects of farming and harvesting meat on the planet very well.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Queensland researchers have done it again with a new discovery on a possible cure for asthma. Human trials begin in July so if you live in Brisbane and are aged between 18 and 65 and have the condition you might like to give them a call on 1800 257 179. Or email them - just check out the link.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
The University of Queensland is developing a new smartphone app that will help doctors and patients alike with cough diagnosis and treatment. It could potentially save lives in conditions such as pneumonia and whooping cough. Conversely it may help reduce the use of unnecessary antibiotics for more benign conditions. The company has been listed on the stock market too and the app is due out in 2016.