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Sugar could rot your memory. So, how long does it take to reverse?

By Liam Mannix (Science Reporter) 4 May 2018 – The Age Newspaper   Fuzzy memory? Your sugar intake might be to blame. Sugar-packed soft-drinks aren’t just bad for our teeth and waistline, new scientific theories suggest they may also be affecting our memory. Recent Australian trials suggest that sugary drinks appear to have a significant effect on memory in animals. We ... Read More »

‘Really worrying’: Anaesthetic affects children’s brains

By Liam Mannix 28 April 2018 – The Age Newspaper General anaesthetic might be bad for children’s brains – but poverty, poor nutrition or delaying life-saving surgery is much worse, say experts. An alarming new Australian study published this week linked a dose of ‘general’ anaesthetic with a small but significant dip in school performance and brain development for thousands ... Read More »

The euthanasia lobby has hijacked the phrase ‘dying with dignity’

The Age – 17 November 2014 Jack de Groot “We accompany people and their loved ones each day as they go through their own processes of dying.” The hijacking of the term “dying with dignity” by today’s supporters of euthanasia and assisted suicide is an insult to the dedicated doctors, nurses and pastoral carers who daily provide compassionate care, pain ... Read More »