12 Nov 2014

The Panel with Susan Hornsby-Geluk and John Barnett (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:35 pm on 12 November 2014

Topics - Maybe not forever young, but you'll live longer than you think probably, and if you think you'll live longer you will. This is the conclusion of a big American study 0f 26,000 Americans back in the 1990s; it was called the Health & Retirement Survey. A clinical pharmacy lecturer at Birmingham University, Anthony Cox claims that chemists are 'endorsing quackery' in the pursuit of profits...when they sell many over the counter remedies. We'll mention a couple of them. He says in the Pharmaceutical Journal that even some of the biggest-selling products have no scientific basis to prove they work... including cough medicines...and creams for insect bites. We've today heard that some superannuitants are getting ID that's designed as proof of a person being of legal drinking age. That would be - young people. The reason they're doing it is because many elderly no longer have a drivers licence or passport and have no other form of photo ID, which they need for situations like doing some banking transactions. Those homeowners in Auckland now able to get onto the City Council's website and check the sparkling new valuations on their houses are borrowing more from banks to splurge on new cars, boats and home renovations.

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