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Tony is a Christian Science practitioner and a blogger on the relationship between consciousness and health, and how spirituality plays a role in bringing out more harmony in people’s lives. His blog is The Connection.  He is also a media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and Ireland.

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Dementia Awareness Week: Should we keep an open mind to spiritual solutions?, Health

Dementia Awareness Week: Should we keep an open mind to spiritual solutions?

Nobel Peace prize winner Albert Schweitzer once quipped: “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”. A bad memory? Well, who doesn’t have a skeleton or three in the closet they’d rather forget!

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 20 May 2013 at 7:00 am

Spirituality – Another vital sign on the doctor’s check list?, Notebook

Spirituality – Another vital sign on the doctor’s check list?

The machine, beeping steadily away in the background, reassuringly spells life. Suddenly it goes haywire. Something’s wrong. The patient needs urgent attention. Visiting family members panic as the monitor warns of their loved one’s impending doom. In rush the concerned clinicians – first the nurses, then the doctors.

By | Notebook | Monday, 10 December 2012 at 6:00 am

Cancer testing – yes or no? Either way, screen out the fear, Health

Cancer testing – yes or no? Either way, screen out the fear

Is screening for early identification of the symptoms of “the Big C” vital for your health? Or is it a slippery slope to potentially damaging and invasive treatments for something that might never develop?

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at 4:01 pm

Is it time for the over-medicalisation of mental health to recede?, Notebook

Is it time for the over-medicalisation of mental health to recede?

Pivotal legislation before parliament could free a swathe of “mental health” outcasts to serve as MPs, jurors and company directors. A private members bill from Tory MP Gavin Barwell seeks to roll back decades of discrimination against those who may have been diagnosed as mentally ill, yet are competent to play a normal role in “civil society”.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 12:33 pm

Can a mental shift help enhance our performance?, Notebook

Can a mental shift help enhance our performance?

Nowadays the phrase “performance-enhancing” and the word “drugs” all too frequently go together, particularly during the Olympics. But that wasn’t always the case.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 9:24 am

Are there mental tools that can help alleviate mental illness?, Health

Are there mental tools that can help alleviate mental illness?

What could trigger the Twitter tribute “Unbelievably brave. Kevan Jones MP is a hero!” from a rival Conservative MP? Tory Louise Mensch was praising the Labour MP’s courageous decision to share his experience of depression in last week’s House of Commons debate on mental illness.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 21 June 2012 at 3:00 am

Facing modern-day stress with time-tested tools, Health

Facing modern-day stress with time-tested tools

Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Technology can be a prime trigger of modern stress, but could a more traditional approach to dealing with symptoms offer a cure?

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 11:06 am

Could the mind play a bigger role in healthcare?, Health

Could the mind play a bigger role in healthcare?

As warnings of antibiotics losing their effectiveness are circulated, Tony Lobl argues the power of the mind the heal the body, where tried and tested methods of modern medicine have failed.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 26 March 2012 at 12:00 am

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