Tag Archives: Public Health

Community

Back in the 1950s, a home visit from the family doctor was a quite common occurrence. Family life came to a halt with their arrival. They were treated like gods. They took your temperature and your pulse. They rapped their … Continue reading

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Insiders and Outsiders

When my father had a stroke, I started reading everything I could about strokes. I soon found that they were called “myocardial infarctions”. Or maybe not. But “myocardial infarction” got added to my mental dictionary. I used to wonder if “infarction” … Continue reading

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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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