New Knees for Young & Old

There is a widely circulated myth, that someone can be too young for a joint replacement. If anyone is crippled by arthritis or other process destroying their joint, it needs to replacing ASAP. The longer a manky joint stays in place, the more damage it does, and the weaker and more dysfunctional the muscles around … [Read more…]


The first person I saw today was 58 year old man from Iran. He has lived in the UK for twenty years, little English, with four children, two under twenty. and never worked. He had been a lawyer in Iran, not as though he wasn’t educated and intelligent. He had diabetes and heart disease. He … [Read more…]

Three cases of “Autism”

Three children with the same diagnosis, but little else in common. Most autistic children, their parents and their siblings have a tough and expensive life ahead of them. TIME estimated that it cost between $1.4 and 2.4 million in 2014 to raise a child with autism. The cost of special schools in the UK – … [Read more…]