The two sisters sat in the airport lounge, waiting for their flight to Kerala. It was delayed. They were keen to get going. Their mother had died the day before and they were going to settle her affairs. “She had a good life. She lived to 97,” explained one of the sisters. “You know what her secret was? Coconuts.”
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Tuesday 30 March 2010
People who are terrified of the dentist could be helped by acupuncture, research published today suggests.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Tuesday 05 January 2010
Line after line of colourful cardboard boxes hug the edges of a stack of shelves. Sitting inside a herbal remedy store in west London, the containers' evocative images of plants, bark and berries are emblematic of the natural world's healing properties.
Monday 04 January 2010
A modern hypnotist is planning to put a world record number of people in a trance tonight using the internet.
Thursday 04 June 2009
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Acupuncture works – but it does so thanks to orthodox scientific principles and not because of the centuries-old Chinese philosophy on which it is based, a leading acupuncturist has said – on the day the British medical establishment adopted the technique.
Thursday 13 November 2008
Acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and medical herbalists should be formally regulated to ensure they are "fit to practise", the Health Professions Council (HPC) told the Government today.
Sunday 17 August 2008
Saturday 16 August 2008
Thursday 14 August 2008
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novella, upon which this work is based, certainly suggests opera: a total eclipse of the sun, a rabid dog, a girl named Sierva Maria de Todos los Angeles, a priest whose compassion turns to forbidden love, a monstrous exorcism. The "demons" of the title are prejudice and intolerance. Love dies, innocence dies in a climate of suspicion and mistrust.
Tuesday 08 July 2008
Depression is affecting more and more students and at the time it can feel like you’re all alone but you’re not; many people are going through similar feelings. Chris had really bad depression and sometimes even felt suicidal, read his story here…
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