Tag Archives: Public Health

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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Anorexia Nervosa Institutionalised

Many years ago, running an audit of my own energy consumption, I worked out the energy content of all the food I’d eaten in a typical day, and came up with a figure (in kiloJoules) that was about three-quarters of … Continue reading

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Flu Seasons

By email from MJM, December US flu prevalence over the past 3 years (click to enlarge): The figures are apparently from CDC, but MJM provided no link. Anyway, flu epidemics seem to be getting worse (i.e. more widespread) every year.  … Continue reading

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The Futility of Public Health

I’m wondering when the satanic forces of Public Health will launch a ferocious attack on Christmas. It is, after all, a time of year when people indolently eat and drink (and smoke) for the duration of something like an entire … Continue reading

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How Plans Become Prisons

I was watching a documentary on YouTube about Colditz castle last night. It was a castle in Germany that was used during WW2 as a prison for POWs who had tried to escape from other less secure  camps. It was … Continue reading

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One Reason Why It’s Healthy To Smoke And Drink

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night (and with Legiron a week or so back), the subject of the bactericidal, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties of tobacco smoke (in fact more or less any wood smoke) came up. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Inaccurate Forecasts

Hurricane Irma must be the most closely tracked hurricane in history. There seem to be dozens of US TV stations following it minute by minute. It’s been called a “nuclear” storm by the governor of Florida. And the point where … Continue reading

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