Category Archives: Health

Why are class-A drugs illegal?

The British government prohibits class-A drugs1. The reasoning appears to be that such drugs can cause premature death. The government claims responsibility for protecting citizens from known causes of harm. They exercise their responsibility by inform the public via advertising … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill’s recipe for a long life

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Why it’s better to have a general anaesthetic

A man is recovering from surgery when the Surgical Nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling. I’m OK but I didn’t like the four letter-words the doctor used in surgery,’ he answered. What did he say,’ asked the … Continue reading

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Competitive Advantage and Drugs in Sport

Sporting bodies uniformally prohibit non-medical drug use. Why? Drugs are prohibited because they enhance performance. Drugs, in brief, hold a unique place amongst all the other competitive advantages. Elite athletes have many advantages apart from drug use. Drug use however … Continue reading

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Who’d have thought it?

I’m told if I keep active I wont get Alzheimer’s. I wont be an intolerable burden; I’ll keep my dignity right to the end. And I’ve been told it’s down to me I’ve got to do my exercises Healthy food, … Continue reading

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The economics of human organs as ‘spare parts’

“… consider the idea of establishing a market for human organs. For example, the buying and selling of kidneys is currently illegal in the United States and United Kingdom. But demand for kidneys outstrips the supply of kidneys. More people … Continue reading

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Loneliness

The scourge of loneliness has no age, gender, or particular type. Mostly, it affects the old and single people who for whatever reason find themselves living alone. This malady seems worse at specific occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas or … Continue reading

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