Paralympian Marieke Vervoort Has Died By Euthanasia At Age 40

Belgian athlete Marieke Vervoort has died by euthanasia. She suffered from progressive tetraplegia, an incurable spinal disease, and decided to end her life on her own terms on Tuesday. Marieke competed as a wheelchair sprinter in the London and Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. Belgian Paralympic gold medalist Marieke Vervoort has…

Don’t be fooled by the dangers of ‘lean living’

What does "leanest liveable weight" mean to you? This was the phrase recently used in an article on Gwyneth Paltrow's loopy Goop website. It prompted, in my mind, images of people suffering from starvation: be as thin as you can without actually being dead. Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of the Goop…