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Growing Addictions

Growing Addictions

Growing Addictions
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Growing Addictions

I was an Addiction Medicine Register dealing with heroin intravenous drug use and general substance misuse (whether that be drugs or alcohol) in Sydney, Australia. When I returned from Australia I ...

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A Simple Handshake Can Change Your Life

A Simple Handshake Can Change Your Life

Recently I met a friend who was discussing how he became inspired to delve deeper into a lifestyle choice simply based on a simple non-judgemental handshake. A handshake? Yes he was discussing how ...

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The Three ‘Cancers’ of The Mind

The Three ‘Cancers’ of The Mind

As a medical doctor, I have sadly seen the impact of cancer on patients whether that be breaking the bad news, joining them on their journey or at the end of their lives. These cancers are unpredic...

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The Power of Brain Injury

The Power of Brain Injury

‘It’s amazing how crazy brain injury is and how unique it is to each individual’ Dr Shonpal This quote was taken from my last group session understanding brain injury. My father, previously fit an...

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Did You Brush Your Teeth Today? STOP!

Did You Brush Your Teeth Today? STOP!

What did you do today? I bet you got up, went to the toilet and brushed your teeth. Did you really brush your teeth or did you just do it? What do you mean Dr Shonpal? No I mean seriously, did you ...

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Can Robots Cure Loneliness

Can Robots Cure Loneliness

The pandemic has increased stress, social isolation and loneliness across the globe. The World Happiness Report states that worry has risen on a daily basis from 30% to 40% over the past 10 years ...

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Don’t multitask

Don’t multitask

Don’t multitask It’s easy to multitask on video calls but research by the Harvard Business School has shown that multitasking can reduce your productivity by 40%. Instead focus on one task at a tim...

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Zoom Fatigue

Zoom Fatigue

With the advent of Covid-19, we are all too familiar with a zoom meeting...whether that is for business or for personal reasons. We are using video conferencing in ever increasing ways. It isn't ju...

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Sugary Drinks, Sweets And All That ‘Good Stuff’ In Between Impact On Our Immune Systems

Sugary Drinks, Sweets And All That ‘Good Stuff’ In Between Impact On Our Immune Systems

A new study that was led by Swansea University Medical School scientists (where I did some of my clinical studies!) shows that all those sugars foods and drinks (with high fructose) might prevent t...

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Why Are We ALL Chasing Dreams? Stop and think!...

Why Are We ALL Chasing Dreams? Stop and think!...

We are taught to chase our dreams. Have several houses, become a millionaire, get that Porsche, have 2.4 children, get a body like Arnie! Once we achieve these dreams, we will be closer to happine...

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