Category Archives: Health

Jay Rayner reviews an Italian restaurant in London

“The nearest thing to a mellow dish is the cappellacci di zuca, the pasta stuffed with a sweet squash puree and sprinkled with an amaretti crumb so it becomes a plateful hinged between savoury and dessert. Then there are the … Continue reading

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Herd Immunity

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Dangerous Foods

A doctor was lecturing in Oxford about the importance of diet. “The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us years ago. Red meat is full of steroids and dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining … Continue reading

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Globalisation and Pandemics

Globalization, population growth, and urbanization have facilitated the transmission of infectious diseases. The complexity of global travel and global integration mean that any “patient zero” is now but a few degrees of separation from formerly isolated communities. According to medical … Continue reading

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Human Nature Never Changes: 1353

“Having withdrawn, living separate from everybody else, they settled down and locked themselves in, where no sick person or any living person could come, they ate small amounts of food and drank the most delicate of wines and avoided all … Continue reading

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Women Always Win

“While men were watching professional football or drinking beer or bowling, they, the women, were thinking about us, concentrating, studying, deciding whether to accept us, discard us, exchange us, kill us or whether simply to leave us. In the end … Continue reading

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Talons

If you wish to read more about this photograph go to 30-Foot Fingernails: The Curious Science of World’s Longest Nails | Live Science

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Victor Hugo on Sewage

Violating every rule of narrative, Hugo interrupts the climax of his great novel Les Misérables (1862) to hector the reader for fifteen pages about the Parisian sewer system. The city’s sewers discharged vast quantities of excrement into rivers, which carried … Continue reading

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A Woody Allen Quip

Interviewer: What do you think people will say about you in a hundred years? Woody Allen: He looks very good for his age.

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Why exercise when you can photoshop?

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