Category Archives: Health

Why the poor have bad diets

When we walked through the door at midnight at the end of a shift, we kicked off our boots and collapsed onto our beds with a bag of McDonalds and a can of beer. We did not – and nor … Continue reading

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Bleak Dystopian Future

As time drifts ever onward Memory’s seem to fade faster, each day Short term memory loss, concerning Like a rubbed out black board Where only the odd word is still discernable. The once busy blackboard’s copious notes Instructions to be … Continue reading

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The perils of buying a Google pizza

“Is this Gordon’s Pizza?” “No sir, it’s Google Pizza.” “Sorry. I must have called the wrong number.” “No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.” “OK. I’d like to order a pizza.” “Do you want the usual?” “The usual?” “According … Continue reading

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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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