Tag Archives: medicine

Why Can’t I Build Cancer Models?

Regular readers will know that for the past 18 months I’ve been constructing simulation models of heat flow in snow and ice on the surface of the Earth. For I had the idea 18 months ago that if a deep … Continue reading

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Give Them An Inch

The UK smoking ban of 1 July 2007 was arguably preceded by several other social revolutions over previous decades. One of these was the switch in Britain from imperial units to metric units, known as metrication. I can still remember … Continue reading

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Was Dame Sally a Whistleblower?

I still haven’t got over outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies’ manifesto: At a glance | Prof Dame Sally Davies’ review of obesity crisis Key proposals: Ban eating or drinking anything but plain water on all urban public transport … Continue reading

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Mechanics, Chemists, and Moralists

It’s a strange world where anyone has any interest whatsoever in who is the UK’s Chief Medical Officer. But these days it’s a role which seems to be somewhere between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Governor of Wormwood Scrubs … Continue reading

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Bullying Bastard Doctors

Thanks to Rose for drawing attention to this report: At a glance | Prof Dame Sally Davies’ review of obesity crisis Key proposals: Ban eating or drinking anything but plain water on all urban public transport Extend sugar tax on drinks … Continue reading

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Why are we Measuring People Like Carpets?

Thank goodness she’s leaving. Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor Could it be curtains for the buffet car? Banning snacks on public transport is just one way England’s departing chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, reckons the … Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins

I generally think of antismokers as people who are frightened of everything. I think of them as being frightened of tobacco smoke and frightened of global warming and frightened of everything else as well. But this morning I wondered whether … Continue reading

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