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Spread the word….

This week the UK media cannot decide if the problems of the NHS are caused by our aging population or by the obesity epidemic hitting our young. We at EML have the answer – it’s both! These are simply two aspects of a challenge faced by us all – rapidly increasing life expectancy. In the […]

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A decision I wouldn’t like to face….

Today the NHS employs over a million people and costing more than £2 billion per week to run. In every year since it started medical inflation has outstripped general inflation and the cost of the service takes an ever greater proportion of national income. With thousands of UK and international medical charities funding pioneering research, […]

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Different perspectives on the Sandwich Generation

There are diverse opinions on the fortunes of the Sandwich Generation. Those at the “hard done by’ end of the spectrum speak of being too young to enjoy the swinging sixties, enduring the AIDs epidemic rather than Free Love, facing recession rather than Big Bang, paying for rampant house price inflation rather than benefiting and […]

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Health care for the digital generation

EML’s research identifies six aspects of life that are directly linked to increased happiness, health and prosperity. We also found that, depending on your age your prospects for an enjoyable later life will differ significantly. Here is one example – health care for the digital generation. The Digital Generation are those currently aged 15 – […]

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Be a winner….

Mention Charles Darwin and more than likely you think about his book – The Origin of Species – it can be summarised in just five words – ‘the survival of the fittest’. Most people think of Darwinian evolution as being a slow process that happens over millions of years so you may be surprised to […]

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The ‘democratization of Health’

The first time I heard this expression I was puzzled.  As I learnt more I was won over, now I am an ardent supporter of the trend. It was during an interview with an American start-up business attached to a teaching hospital.  They described a product they had developed to allow users to perform sophisticated […]

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Manifesto for the Future

During the current outbreak of election fever I have been heartened to see that some of those standing for election are, at long last, starting to mention some of big issues that we UK voters – and the rest of the world – must eventually face. Any party brave enough to start the discussion will […]

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​Living Longer Changes Everything

When I tell people I help clients to make the most of living longer I’m sometimes met with a quizzical look – ‘is that about retirement planning?’ No! As we all live longer the natural rhythms of life are changing – at every stage. Our children are spending longer in education, staying at home longer, […]

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