Category Archives: Health

A Conservative economic triumph: a new Food Bank

Source https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/11/kent-dartford-tory-council-leader-tucks-into-buffet-at-food-bank-16627415/

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Energy Conservation in Hell

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Life Expectancy, Health Care and Lifestyle Choices

The USA spends the greatest amount of money per capita on health care. This hasn’t translated into the highest life expectancy. Their life expectancy lags behind poorer countries. Pure medical solutions compete with the lifestyles of their population. If a … Continue reading

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TV Review: This is going to hurt ~ TV series (BBC1 catch-up) (Ben Whishaw)

This is going to hurt’ is based on Adam Kay’s best-selling book.1 It’s autobiographical and Whishaw brilliantly portrays him. The series is a searing drama about the brutal realities of a maternity ward. It revolves round child birth meaning a … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria and Childbirth

Queen Victoria, 1837-1901, had nine children and numerous grand-children.1 The 19th century was an era of large families but many babies didn’t survive into adulthood. Childbirth was dangerous for both mother and child. Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, wanted her to … Continue reading

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World’s longest lasting tyre fire

Approximately 7 million tires resting in situ at a storage facility in Rhinehart, northern Virginia, caught fire in October of 1983. At the fire’s maximum extent, a black plume of smoke rose 3,000 feet into the air and spread downwind … Continue reading

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George Osborne, The Age of Austerity and Children

Osborne, the chancellor, caused alarm and anger when he talked about the unfairness of a “shift-worker” leaving for work early in the morning who looks up and sees “the closed blinds of their next door neighbour sleeping off a life … Continue reading

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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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