Archive: September, 2011

Alzheimer’s … the culprits … sleeping pills … tranquilisers … anti-depressants … ?

A French professor in Pharmacology has found a link between Alzheimer’s and sleeping pills, tranquilisers and anti-depressants – collectively known as psychotropes. This is the first time that such a link has been made and it is the result of research undertaken over several years which involved 3777 patients aged over 65 who were on […]

Much Munch … at Pompidou Center in Paris …

If you are in Paris or France, or if you will be visiting, do spare a moment and two to go to the Edvard Munch exhibition at the Pompidou Center. The exposition – Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye – opened on Wednesday, September 21 and will run through to Monday, January 9, 2012. Beaubourg is […]

My new book … Sitting on a Stick … the synopsis …

This is the beginning of my synopsis of my new book, the novel Sitting on a Stick. In 1958 Soviet poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Fearing that he might not be allowed to return home, he informed the Swedish Academy that he was declining the award. Its reply […]

Sudden Cardiac Death – SCD – Paris hospital opens research unit …

You’ve no doubt heard it being said of someone’s death that he/she just fell down dead. If it is an older person one is inclined to think, “how lucky: there was no suffering”. Such falling down dead, or not waking up in the morning – Sudden Cardiac Death – is now to be studied by […]

Favorite names in France …

What is the most popular girl’s name in France? For the past seven years it has been this name. It starts with an E. Can’t guess? It’s Emma. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, the yearly name manual – L’Officiel des Prénoms will be published here. It will cost you €17.90 ($24 – £15) but it contains […]

Cost of living in Paris … Can you afford it … ?

So you want to live in Paris, the City of Light? You want to be able to walk along the Seine every day and not just once in a lifetime. You want to be able to walk in at the Louvre every day to see the Mona Lisa? You want to sit at a sidewalk […]

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