Courtenay’s Wellness Blog

HPV Vaccine Debates: Harms in 52 Countries

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” I’m moderating three public debates on the 3rd and 4th of December, on the Isle of Man, but the ‘other side’ is, for now, hiding in the bushes.  Though a local GP did use the words: “anti-vaxxer,...

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Sacred Space Needed For Medical Harms

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” The Hague is located at the Peace Palace, in Holland, and was formed in 1945.  It’s the most senior judicial organisation of the UN.  It’s a place where differing views, almost warring parties, come...

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When Florence Nightingale Met Jordan Peterson

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Well, that would have been a GREAT day, wouldn’t it?  Florence was known as the Matron Saint of patient care.  Forthright, meticulous and well ordered - though she was, first and foremost, a...

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Wellness Wednesdays – Digging A Deep and Lasting Well

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” It seems, despite spending record amounts of money (other people’s, perhaps?) that ‘health’ has never had to cater for so many sick folks.  On every measure, in the last forty years, chronic...

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HPV: Always Read The Label – Before Swallowing The Pill

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” The Tube Has Gone On My Telly Yesterday, I put up an HPV Vaccines blog.  It contained, a link to a: BMJ vaccines review paper, a set of presentation slides, and also a film - guess which one was...

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HPV Vaccines An Unfolding Tragedy – Publicly Debated

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Today, is sixty years to the day since I had a polio vaccine.  I am, of course, a big fan of safe vaccines - but I am struggling to see such independent, scientific, safety evidence. The BMJ has...

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Milk – It’s AllWhite innit?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Time was, when milk was just milk, but then it all changed.  Back when stacked boots and purple loon pants were in, the tops were either silver or gold.  Milk tops that is, as in full fat, or...

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The Diabetes Delusion

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” A Plane With Pilot Error ?  It used to be called adult onset diabetes - I kid you not.  An adult disease, as in someone who had a good few years under their belt, lots of notches on the bedpost.  A...

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Seeing Through The Third Eye

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” I picked up a book the other day, hardly a first, but it got me thinking.  It was called: The Finding of The Third Eye, penned by portrait artist and spiritualist Vera Stanley Alder.  Hardly...

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Good Food Stores, They Could Catch On

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Milk that Thistle, Baby I took a trip down South yesterday to visit a food 'shop' as it had turned out nice again.  But actually, it turns out, my old veganista friends, that food, with a capital F...

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UnVaccinated: An Independence Day Dawns

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” A Blue Skies Thinking Day Yesterday, being a bright and sunny day I thought I’d meet with a bright and sunny fella, while we topped up our Vitamin D in the sun (no, not out of a bottle - luddites...

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Wellness – A New Health Model for The Isle of Man

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Earlier this week, on Monday 25th June to be precise, something fairly novel happened in the middle of the Irish Sea. Novel indeed - an event was held at the Manx Museum in Douglas, to celebrate the...

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A Plague On Your Mouse, Tragically

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Hardly catchy is it: XMRV (‘xenotropic murine retrovirus like virus’).  In shorthand, there’s a mouse in ‘your house’ - a retrovirus and it’s going cross species.  From four legs in the lab’ mouse...

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Anything But Chemo – As Easy As: A, B, C.

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Not a line you’ll see anytime soon, but perhaps by 2050 we will hear: “Anything But Chemo” as more effective and less painful ways to treat cancer, become mainstream.  Speaking as a non medic, we...

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Quing – A New Trauma Treatment Model

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Quing is a new health model.  At first sight the word appears more Far Eastern than Manx, but Quing (in Manx Gaelic) means to ‘yoke together’ to support one another - in case you’re not fluent in...

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Soy Boy

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” I went a walkin’ yesterday with a good friend and, as it was a long one, we just about covered every topic going, under the hot sun.  We’re both converts of the high fat & low carb eating...

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Healthy Eating: The BIG Mistake

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Sometimes you read a book that wakes you up with more than just a jolt.  The above title, diligently researched by Dr Verner Wheelock, was just such a thought provoking tome.  I suddenly realised...

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Enzyme Nutrition – A Brief Encounter

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Recent travels took us to the beautiful Isle of Skye.  By chance, returning home, we stayed in a Tithe barn - causing us to pass through the quaint village of Carnforth, in sunny Cumbria.  To older...

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If Your Body Was A Car

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” How lucky we are to drive such reliable vehicles in this modern age.  With scarcely a thought as to how they perform, we thrash them up hill and down dale, while loaded up with bags of shopping,...

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Dr Brian Whittle MSc, PhD, B.Pharm – Absolutely A One Off

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Rarely Found There are just a few times in life when you meet someone truly special.  They say ‘empty vessels make most noise’ - well, if Brian was a vessel he would have been almost silent. ...

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Obesity – How To Fix It

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” I received two short videos recently - The Alliance for Natural Health have been busy. They outlined the global obesity problem (and the solution) in terms the lay person could understand.  The...

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A Near Brush With Death – While Painting Health By Numbers?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” A friend took me to lunch this week - there IS such a thing as a free one.  Most enjoyable.  He’d just returned from his regular blood test and before long our conversation turned to health or...

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Prostate Cancer: Below The Belt Dis-Ease Mongering by The Press

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Following on from my last blog on antidepressants, I realised how the negative energy of the ‘news’ will bring us down - ‘fake’ news, or not.  The elephant always has the same footprints: the views...

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Depressingly Familiar “Doc, We Need More Antidepressants”

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive”   This week, work has taken me to Thessaloniki, Greece, for a medical conference.  Yesterday, I viewed the White Tower, in the town centre, as impressive a six hundred year old building, as...

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“Down In The Mouth” – That’ll Be The Mercury, That Will

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” I had a Dentist pop round yesterday.  Thank goodness, over the coffee, he didn’t start with: “your teeth are fine but your gums will have to come out”.  He was smiling at me - but the conversation...

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Fill Yer BOOTS on the NHS – Guilty As (Over) Charged

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Jumping jack flash, hold the front page: shlock horror ran The Times headlines of 2nd Feb: Times INVESTIGATION (in capitals so we know we should pay attention).  The lead story confirmed they’ve...

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Feet First – But No Gain Without Pain

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” As a rule I use my foot: each and every day.  Having one at the end of each leg sure helps, but since last week one of them, with a leftie tendency, has gone ‘on strike’.  Not, on strike, in a...

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Health Spending Everywhere – Now on LIFE Support

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Sadly, it’s The Season of mass sickness - from a few sniffles, to plenty of colds, through to full blown global flu epidemics.  More tragically, is to read of hospitals where people have died whilst...

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Monty Python Defined Health – As a Modern Day Cashectomy

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” We’ve welcomed in a New Year, but not much else has changed.  Health needs more money spent on it: here, there and pretty much everywhere.  A mere £100 billion budget is not enough for the Brits,...

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The Genome Delusion

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Going Cold Turkey - Reading A New Recipe Book Christmas has come and gone while the turkey is more than stuffed - only a very skilled Vet could resurrect it.  But have you ever thought how some...

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Flu Vaccination – It’s Snow Joke

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” ‘Tis the Season to be jolly we’re told from every retailer - over the counter and over the airwaves.  But we’re also entering that silly season when rational, fully functioning healthy peeps, line...

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Cancer Cure – An Increasingly Hard Cell

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” With all the cash that’s been poured into cancer cures, you’d have thought the end of the road would be in sight by now - that the number of people dying of cancer would be falling.  On almost every...

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Clean Water – We’ll All Drink To That

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” “All hail to the ale, Adam’s Ale” that key elixir of life so promoted as the wellspring of life in Biblical traditions.  Water was picked up more recently in that Otis Redding classic “you don’t...

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Stand And Deliver: Adam Ant – Right But Early

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” It now seems that it’s not just Dandy Highwaymen that should ‘stand and deliver’ but all of us if we want better brain health and bodily posture.  The ‘standing desk’ is now going fully mainstream,...

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Choc’s Away: To Wellness – The Affordable Health Revolution

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” News from across the water is that Simon Stevens the NHS Tsar/Grand Fromage/Big Buddha is banning Big Choc in his fight against Billy Big Belly – it’s an epidemic he’s spied, wide-eyed, across...

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HPV Vaccination – Adding To An Already Crowded Schedule

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” They say where the Land of The Free goes first, the rest of the World soon follows.  So, looking Stateside, we note that vaccine doses from birth to age 18 have risen from just 20 doses in 1985, to...

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WellTube.im Channel Launches – Around The World In 80 Ways

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” No man nor woman is an Island, we are all touched by events around the World for good or ill.  Although, when Phileas Fogg embarked on his epic balloon journey he encountered headwinds, gales,...

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The Worm Has Turned Against Glyphosate On Island

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” It's been an agricultural week on Island.  Not agricultural in a slow speed, tractor trudge sense, but quicker as in the observation of a wheely exciting movement gaining traction.  Last week we met...

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Born Free, Born To Run: The Tarahumara of Northern Mexico

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Known for their extraordinary feat (or should that be feet?) of endurance running the Tarahumara Tribe call themselves Rarámuri which means those who run fast.  They left off three words after fast:...

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Don’t Just Hug A Tree – Go Build A BioSphere

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” For all those tree huggerists out there you’re going to need longer arms - ones that in future wrap around whole Countries.  The more you think about that the more sense it makes to play all the...

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Avoiding An Ill For Every Pill – Go East Young Man

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Barely a day passes in the West without mention of the increasingly unaffordable health spend, rising in sync with the number of patients suffering multiple chronic illnesses while taking multiple...

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Time To Give Multiple Medications The Bird

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Last week ended well with an ‘across the Pond’ call about the de-prescribing process.  Your average ‘gateway medicine’ is easy to get onto but much harder to get off – pill reduction being the...

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Fibromyalgia – Vagus Nerve Stimulation Brings Real Relief

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” A friend has been suffering from fibromyalgia for a decade, which sounds more than long enough for anyone.  Nothing has worked, nor shifted it, despite her being a scientist and very ‘well read’. ...

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An 85 Mile ‘Walk In The Park’ – How Hard Can It Be?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” The Isle of Man nestles quietly in the middle of the Irish Sea but some might ask why its' people always look for extreme ways to test themselves.  The sea faring ways of the Manx still live on, as...

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Hitchcock Thriller – Meat Without Antibiotics in Hospital

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Antibiotics are seen as a modern miracle, healing life threatening infections for young and old alike.  But as with all drugs, over-use comes with a warning of unwanted side effects. So, Dartmouth...

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Alcohol – How To Whittle Away At The Ultimate Gateway Drug

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” What’s in a surname?  Well, when it’s Whittle - quite a bit from engineering through to bio sciences.  Some will think of Sir Frank, thought leader and inventor of the first jet engine.  A design...

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Dr David Healy – Real World Visionary and Delightful House Guest

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Dr Healy recently visited the Isle of Man to present at the educational facility of Noble’s Hospital.  He covered the 77,000 pages intentionally hidden from scrutiny in the infamous ‘clinical trial’...

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Multiple System Atrophy – Manx MSA Trust Funds Research Project

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” “Jurby Wellness is pleased to announce the commencement of a clinical research project aiming to identify an ‘early diagnostic’ for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).  The project will examine protein...

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Alignment For Life – Grow Yourself A Backbone Son!

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” This week was capped off by a mind expanding lunch – while the belt was also loosened a notch or two.  One of the lunch guests, a Chiropractor, works on integrated health focusing on four key...

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Health – From Farmer To Pharma In Two Generations

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Being April, when I saw this, I had to check that it wasn’t an April 1st joke, for fools.  American TV really can take the biscuit, cookie and donut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nEiggf50m4 Some...

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What have plants got to teach our endocannabinoid systems?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Humans and animals are equipped with the ability to run away from predators and situations of great danger.  It’s easy for a fast moving alligator to seek out a tasty lunch, something smaller and...

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Encouraging a work life balance – Ballannette Estate

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Well, this country view would help you to be healthier in mind, body and spirit during the working day. I was shown around Ballannette Estate last week – it serves as the working environment for a...

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Addiction – What If Everything We’d Been Taught Was Wrong?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Growing up, the song “Ruby don’t take your love to town” by Kenny Rogers, was on the radio.   It highlighted the distress of a soldier back home from the Vietnamese war – a war where 20%...

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GUT – A Great Read If You Can Stomach It

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Giulia Enders has an unusual fascination, one not dialled out of her by polite society: she loves the gut and it shows in her book.  From bacteria to energetic enzymes, along the way we also step...

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Wim Hof – How The Ice Man masters the Immune System

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Those Dutch, don’t you just love ‘em?  Not just able to dig a decent dyke they can also whittle a clog or two if you’ve got ten minutes to spare and they’ve got a chisel.  Ok, less...

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World Cancer Day and the PSA ‘test’ for Prostate Cancer

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Around the World countless kind people are raising money for and giving thought to those with cancer, especially today on World Cancer Day.  The ‘War on Cancer’ was a term coined by US president,...

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Want To Liver Fuller Life – Try hanging onto Your Gallbladder

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” While walking yesterday I bumped into an older friend.  He looked thinner than usual but surprisingly bouncy – though he’d just had his gallbladder removed.  He skated over the causes, or...

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Tuning In Our Personal Radio To FM (Functional Medicine)

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Just as our car engine needs good quality oil to keep the metal surfaces from grinding and banging, so it seems, does our body. Some oils, such as 'extra virgin' olive oil are great on salads but...

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Dan Medical – When Life Critical Oxygen Is More Than Hot Air

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” White van man, dontcha just love him - especially when he’s loaded to the gunnels and bearing down on YOU in the fast lane of the M6 in the fog?  But this white van delivery is a bit special for...

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Fat chance that cholesterol is (actually) to blame

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Interesting studies have come out of Norway.  Seems that real world evidence over decades, IS that low cholesterol kills you earlier.  So statinistas, put that in your pipe and smoke it, or maybe...

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What’s in a name?

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Plenty it seems, but with only one letter different I have recently been introduced to my almost name sake, (Dr) Courtenay Harding on Youtube as she outlines the principles of therapeutic...

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Modern Day Hero – Dr Rangan Chatterjee

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” Many of you will know Dr Rangan Chatterjee from his television appearances or from his inspiring TED talk.  His great surprise was at how his son nearly died, more so it was a dietary lack of...

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Easy On The Gut Now

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” It seems the World is steadily going natural botanicals, while applying some clinical rigour alongside a little gentle tree hugging.  How better, ultimately, than to combine the process and...

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Eating Our Way To Old Age

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” My email in-box this week contained some real gems, a couple of easy to read dietary Research Papers.  Normally, humans view their diet as something to be slavishly followed when they want to look...

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The C Word

“In life as in nature, what’s good for the bee, is good for the hive” What a great three days at Giant Health.  So, what was the most memorable thing apart from meeting so many terrific people? for me... watching the Film: The C Word, about the causes, finance and...

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Off to see a Giant

“Sport and health are so important to our nation, that they deserve to be at the front of people’s minds.” – Daley Thompson

See you at the airport, off to see our friends in London. Giant Health has attracted 2,000 delegates, fantastic for a first time…

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Giant Health, London

Well, just one week to go until Giant Health, London. For a first time launch event they’ve attracted some Global heavyweights and original thinkers. I can’t wait to hear Aubrey de Grey, speak about the technology and learning we have today ‘may enable human beings to...

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The N=1 health revolution

There’s a health revolution going on where N=1. Centred on cheaper, more pervasive technology, we’re entering the age of personalisation. With N being the number and 1 being the individual patient we’re increasingly digitally connected, in many cases even when we’re asleep…

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