Tag Archives: Public Health

War and Peace

For the past few months I’ve been thinking how the Earth’s climate alternates between ice ages and interglacials, between cold and warmth. And, somewhat in parallel with that, I was thinking yesterday about how human societies alternate between war and … Continue reading

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Useless Doctors

I spoke to Nisakiman last night. He got his biopsy results last week. And the prognosis was delivered to him by a harridan doctor who told him that he had “not years” to live, but only months. And of course … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens’ Puritanism

I have continued to be fascinated by the conversation between James Delingpole and Peter Hitchens that I was discussing yesterday. Picking up where I left off, about 9 minutes in; JD: I can see why you believe in tough laws. … Continue reading

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Self-Appointed?

An article  by Chris Snowdon about Public Health England in the Spectator: Eating, drinking, smoking and lazing around are personal matters that may or may not have personal consequences. In the liberal tradition, this makes them nobody else’s business and, … Continue reading

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Obsession

Hat tip to Rose, for this continuation of yesterdays’s thread. Explicit cigarette-style warnings of the link between drinking and health conditions such as bowel and breast cancer should appear on the labels of alcoholic drinks, a charity has suggested. The … Continue reading

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Arrogant Manipulative Busybodies

Hat tip Joe L for this report: The FDA plan is two-fold: drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are essentially non-addictive. For those who can’t or won’t quit, allow lower-risk products that deliver nicotine without the deadly … Continue reading

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Public Health England

After learning last night that they had a budget of £4.5 billion, I thought I’d try and find out a bit more about Public Health England: We are responsible for: making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health … Continue reading

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