READERS’ COMMENTS AND OPINIONS
Achieving the Impossible
Alexander’s story in ‘Against the Odds’ (July) was deeply touching. It gives hope to parents that, with guidance and hard work, even the impossible can be achieved. Most parents don’t know much about the benefits of brain development in the early years of a child’s growth (I didn’t, either). This article subtly throws light on the subject. A. KALYANI
Kindness Comes in Small Packages
‘When Norah Met Mr. Dan’ (August) is a wonderful story of a precociously outgoing little girl, a delightful older man and a very thoughtful mother willing to take the time to listen. Thank you for inspiring kindness in us all, Norah! REBECCA DOWLING
I just read your story ‘When Medicines Do More Harm’ (June). I take various herbal supplements in the hope of becoming more healthy generally, without knowing anything about their safety and efficacy.
Thanks to your story, I’m going to be more cautious with these ‘wonder’ herbal supplements, which may sometimes do me more harm than good. JENNIFER GUMIHID
The Good Old Days
In ‘Motorcycle Wash-out’ (My Story, June) Eric Reeves tells the story of his family of five travelling to the seaside by motorcycle in 1954 and breaking down. A couple stopped and picked them up and
drove them home, which was two hours away.
During those good old days, people were not only decent and courteous, they would go out of their way to help others. But attitudes are totally different now: all you can do is call the police from a roadside phone. When can the good old days return? T.M MALAK
As an ear, nose and throat specialist, I see many patients with a cold not responding to the usual treatments. The danger is of the cold morphing into something more sinister, such as sinusitis or asthma. ‘A Cold Is a Cold Is a Cold. Or Is It?’ (July) was useful, but the role of a strong immune system was omitted.
To strengthen your immunity, build small moves into your >>