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Dodgy Knees

Posted by Danae , 13 May 2015 - - - - - - · 5,299 views
arthritis, cartilage, knee joints and 4 more...
Dodgy Knees Anyone on a trip to the Austrian Alps will notice a large proportion of elderly walkers striding up the mountain, and fewer striding down. Taking the cable car down the mountain after walking up is something older people with dodgy knees go in for, since walking down steep paths can be more painful.
Many people will tell you that knee pain and arthritis i...


Practising Selective Ignorance

Posted by Danae , 14 February 2015 - - - - - - · 1,767 views
sensationalist news and 9 more...
Practising Selective Ignorance The cartoon character Charlie Brown once said, "I've developed a new philosophy...I only dread one day at a time." But listening to the news it is almost impossible not to think of the world as an unsafe place where the months and years ahead are fraught with danger. The media of course rarely report good news - perhaps because human psychology is such th...


Something to shout about

Posted by Danae , in Health 31 December 2014 - - - - - - · 1,609 views
menopausal voice and 4 more...
Something to shout about As we age men's voices go up and women's go down. In both sexes lung capacity decreases - by 50% by the time we're 80 in some cases. In men the larynx gets thinner making their voices sound reedy, in women the lowering of the larynx and hormonal changes deepen the voice. Vocal cords need "grease", and the number of glands producing fat decreases; the voca...


The Immortal

Posted by Danae , 19 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1,674 views
social archetypes, fear of aging and 1 more...
The Immortal Social archetypes are everywhere, and we are subject to their influences. The social archetype of the elder can be divided into two categories : frail and demented or wise and vigorous. The former is the denizen of assisted living facilities, stricken by Alheimer's, wheelchair-bound, a shadow of their former selves. It is the spectre of old age we all fe...


Do some people just have good genes?

Posted by Danae , 11 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,642 views
good genes, epigenetics
Do some people just have good genes? Epigenetics is the latest thing. Anyone familiar with Bruce Lipton's work will have read evidence that Lamarckism may not be quackery after all. It appears that the environment can alter how a specific gene can behave throughout a person's life, and even in their offspring. The interesting thing is that 'environment' does not just mean pollutants and bad...


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