Tag Archives: medicine

Smoking Roll-ups

The first thing I read today: His wife, Sam, packed up their life by herself because Mr Cameron said he could not bear to go back to Downing Street. After packing the last box, she put on some music, rolled … Continue reading

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Inhospitable Hospitals

The natural world is full of individuals. No single tree is the same as any other tree. No single pebble is the same as any other pebble. No single river is the same as any other river. No single storm … Continue reading

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Staying Alive

From Chris Snowdon: …These health lobby groups appear to be dismissive of the actual public – the choices that people make and the opinions they actually have. They see themselves as speaking in the name of public health, which they … Continue reading

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Pollution

Gary K first drew attention to this: THE air pollution that city dwellers are exposed to is as bad for the health as smoking a packet of cigarettes a day, a shock report warns. Maybe city air pollution is not … Continue reading

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Asthma and Ice Ages

Chris Snowdon has an interesting graph showing how asthma deaths have been rising since the 2007 smoking ban: It reminds me that, about 100 years ago, doctors used to prescribe smoking as a treatment for asthma. Can anyone even begin … Continue reading

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The Playthings of the Gods

Hat tip to Rose for this: Air pollution is being blamed for soaring numbers of non-smokers who are developing lung cancer. Doctors at leading cancer centres in London warned that high levels of pollution are causing a spike in cases of lung cancer. … Continue reading

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Derangement

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain ended today, and then, after visiting Ireland, he’s going to Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary. He brought with him the full Trump Derangement Syndrome, of course, because it follows him wherever he goes. … Continue reading

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