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The joyous privilege of growing older…
Sunday, 22 Mar, 2009 – 15:20 | One Comment
The joyous privilege of growing older…

Recently while expounding on my aversion to ageing, and bemoaning that my body didn’t function as well as it used to, my rather bored companion said, “Oh stop whining about getting old. Think of all …

How to stay fit in an ageing body
Wednesday, 8 Oct, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
How to stay fit in an ageing body

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, get busy and stay busy as you grow older, writes DAVID GEMMELL.

Where did the church roof go?
Thursday, 15 May, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
Where did the church roof go?

Folklore has it that economic conditions can be accurately assessed by the rate at which lead (US$2,800 per ton) is pilfered off church roofs. Given recent global boom times it is no surprise that worldwide, …

Aesthetic Medicine…
Sunday, 20 Jan, 2008 – 8:00 | No Comment
Aesthetic Medicine…

As Dr Clark steadily withdrew the syringe from the girl’s philtrum, (groove between nose and upper lip), her mouth eerily changed shape in front of our eyes. Along with six aspirant ‘aesthetic’ doctors, I …

Men race to catch up in the anti-ageing stakes
Thursday, 20 Dec, 2007 – 8:00 | No Comment
Men race to catch up in the anti-ageing stakes

They may not be talking about it yet, but more and more men are having cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock. One reason is increasing pressure in the boardroom, writes DAVID GEMMELL.