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A female client in her early 40s came to see me because, having always run herself full tilt at life, holding down a highly pressurised job and relishing the challenge of endless deadlines and crisis management, she had suddenly found herself unable to get out of bed in the morning, crying for no reason, unable to do the simplest things, and feeling as if several trucks had run her down whilst she wasn’t looking. Continue reading >
Losing your keys, or forgetting why you’ve gone into a room? These things happen to us all, believe it or not, but they do tend to happen more as we get older – usually because we’re thinking about something else. Among my peers it’s also fairly classic to come to a standstill in the middle of a sentence because one of us has suddenly forgotten the film or its star that was on the tip of our tongue a nano-second earlier.
Dr Mark Porter flagged up the use of Ginkgo biloba for Raynaud’s Disease in the Times this week. For those looking for remedies for this common and painful condition, which is notoriously difficult to treat, there is some encouraging research available. 
In Sydney, Australia, a group of doctors and researchers working in geriatric medicine decided to see if they could work out how fast the Grim Reaper walks . . .
Bear with me: they had a valid aim, however morbid it may seem.
The study, in collaboration with the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP), probed the link between walking speed and mortality in elderly men, humorously supposing that the Grim Reaper has a maximum walking speed and if one was able to walk faster than him (assuming that the Grim Reaper is male), you will be able to outrun death.