Visiting Madeira - Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Visiting Madeira

An excerpt from The Return, taken from New Leaves From a Madeira Garden by Tony Powell. Madeira had been a regular port of call for seaborne travellers since the seventeenth century. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Union-Castle Line’s regular mail service to South Africa found Madeira an ideal…

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Dana Gillespie Singer

Who is Dana Gillespie?

Dana Gillespie is one of the UK’s top Blues singers, gigging in the UK and Europe regularly, and with more than 50 albums under her belt. She has also appeared on West End stages in productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar, plus numerous movies, including the cult classic The Hound…

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“All In Your Head” – Chapter 4 Extract

An excerpt from Chapter 4 of All In Your Head – "Undiagnosis..."– by Marcus Sedgwick. Click on the cover to learn more. * The full horror of not knowing had started to sink in. I was desperate to find out what was wrong with me, and should proof of this…

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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder of someone feeling extreme tiredness or fatigue that cannot be explained entirely by an essential medical condition. CFS is also called SEID (systemic exertion intolerance disease) or ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). This complicated disorder worsens with mental or physical activity but does not go away…

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Chronic Pain Management

An excerpt from Master Your Chronic Pain: A Practical Guide by Dr Nicola Sherlock Turning Up and Down the Pain Volume Dial  Scientists can be heard saying that ‘our nervous system is plastic’, by which they mean that it can adapt and change. This ‘neuroplasticity’ is illustrated when a person…

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What is Chronic Pain?

An excerpt from Master Your Chronic Pain: A Practical Guide by Dr Nicola Sherlock Chronic or Persistent Pain Chronic and persistent pain are both medical terms, and they essentially mean the same thing. When I started my career, chronic pain was the term that was most commonly used by clinicians…

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