To have someone recognise the difficulty of my job meant so much, and reminded me why I became a doctor
Dr Tony Rao FRSA“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” Why patients give doctors the motivation to carry on giving to our wonderful profession. #KeeponKeepingOn #Doctors
ation-based studies on the prevalence of current alcohol consumption among Brazilians aged over 60.
Eight eligible studies were identified. Two studies reported data on binge drinking, with one national study finding a prevalence of...
Dr Tony Rao FRSAIf you think that alcohol misuse in older people is problem confined to developed countries, think again.
‘BABY BOOMERS’, cheap booze and deprivation are said to have contributed to the North-East having the highest rate of alcohol deaths in the…
Dr Tony Rao FRSASincethe publication of "Our Invisible Addicts" in 2011, the association
with between Baby Boomers and risky drinking has become better recognised. If
you add in deprivation, it's a toxic mix. Thanks to @cshevills
for raising this. It cannot be ignored.
The father of Jack Merritt, who died on Friday at London Bridge, writes that the attack has been used to reinforce the worldview his son fought against
Dr Tony Rao FRSA'Jack would be livid his death has been used to further an agenda of hate'
Dr Tony Rao FRSAIt’s not just that I went to the same school as Jack Merritt, it’s because he died in the name of progressive reform. He deserves to be honoured with a posthumous award. The #QueensCommendation for #Bravery. He should not have died in vain.RT if you agree.
Public health doctors have called for urgent action from government to tackle stalled life expectancy in Scotland.
Experts have identified low incomes faced by many people in Scotland as the leading cause of the trend, with those in the poorest...
All 13 of The X Factor: Celebrity Finalists have recorded a stunning cover of ‘Run’, originally by Snow Patrol. This cover version is released as a single wi...
Dr Tony Rao FRSAThis has to be one of the most moving cover versions that I’ve heard. Not just that. The voice of the little girl singing, using Braille, will give you goose bumps. This deserves to be #ChristmasNo12019 #Run by @snowpatrol for @SSChospices@Tog4ShortLives
Dr Tony Rao FRSALessons learned for younger people can apply to all. Diet and exercise are central to improving health. But diet isn’t just about fat and sugar. Look out for more on how #DryJanuary @AlcoholChangeUK might make us think about drink and less healthier lives
Older people should spend freely to help local economies and worry less about the wealth they leave when they die, a think tank chief has suggested. David Sinclair, the director of the...
Dr Tony Rao FRSAMake up and meals out. Excellent idea. But what worries me is that spending more money on alcohol-as part of the latter-may not be the best way of helping our own health. That’s not ageism. It’s a generation that’s often literally dying for a drink 🍷 🍺
Female chess players, like me, thrive when they play against the world’s best men, says Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess grandmaster
Dr Tony Rao FRSAWhen I was given the task of managing the Kent girls chess team, they won the national title two years in row. Many were also in the full Kent squad. 1 played for England. You were an inspiration to all of them all. It’s what kept them going @GMJuditPolgar
Two members of the public have died and three more are injured after a knifeman wearing a hoax suicide vest launched a terror attack on London Bridge.
Dr Tony Rao FRSAI had a home visit close the site of this incident and at the same time. Thankfully it was cancelled at the last minute. We should all be grateful for the timely actions of the public and police. #LondonBridgeAttack