Tag Archives: Public Health

Close Down Public Health England

I liked this purely as a piece of English. It’s about Public Health England’s plans to ruin food by reformulating it. …At the heart of the reformulation delusion is an ignorance of market forces, a deep suspicion of industry and … 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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Public Health Terrorism

I spend much of my time these days using equations of heat flow to construct elaborate models of the surface of the Earth. To be precise, I’m using this equation: If gives the heat flow Q through a column of … Continue reading

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A Nasty Little Mind

I’ve been re-reading Deborah Arnott’s 2007 Guardian piece: (Don’t) Hate the smoker. It’s a litany of antismoking dogma. While it’s important to accept the rights of smokers to carry on smoking, it also needs to be recognised that being a … Continue reading

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Loners and Outsiders

One day back in the the 1980s I had a vivid dream in which I saw a long chain of bodies (actually robot mechanical diggers) being drawn up into the sky from  the surface of a spinning planet, and I … Continue reading

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