Nollaig na mBan: An Irish Christmas Tradition

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Today is the last of the twelve days of Christmas. Generally known as the Feast of the Epiphany  it also goes by the name of “Nollaig na mBan” or “Women’s Christmas” in Ireland. This is… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Weekly Round Up: The New Year’s Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Is Dying Of Cancer Really The Best Way To Die?

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An article written by Richard Smith which appeared yesterday in the BMJ blog has sparked some controversy.  The provocative title of the blog:  Dying of cancer is the best death was enough to raise dissent among… Continue reading

A Special New Year’s Wish

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And so, here we are again, on the cusp of a new year, and I have been wondering what to write today. I could wish all of you who have had troubles this… Continue reading

A Rough Guide To Spotting Bad Science

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I know I’ve written about this before on the blog, but today I came across two infographics which are worth sharing on how to spot medical quackery.  Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, classifies… Continue reading

Christmas Greetings

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas… So begins the first line of the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore which has delighted generations of children and adults since it was first published in December… Continue reading

#BereavedAtXmas

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Today’s guest post is written by Kate of Sheffield Cancer Mafia, a support group for people with cancer in their lives, from those with cancer themselves to those supporting a loved one.   Based in… Continue reading