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Friday 7 August 2009

Manchester’s violent night-time culture claims another victim

Michael Flint, an 18-year-old father from Glossop, was found in a critical condition outside the Spar shop on London Road at 10pm on Saturday, July 4. He died in intensive care the following Friday. (more…)

Filed under: Crime,Health,Manchester — GS @ 7:39 pm
Wednesday 29 April 2009

Just to put the swine flu scare into perspective…

The media likes to talk about how millions died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. It’s true, but most deaths were in third world countries and unfortunately the same may happen this time.

When you look at the facts (more…)

Filed under: Health — GS @ 9:29 am
Wednesday 18 March 2009

The Catholic church’s anti-condom message

Last night’s Channel 4 News featured an extraordinary live interview with a Catholic anti-condom campaigner.

It’s obvious that condoms do prevent the spread of HIV. That has been proved in the gay community. In some US cities (more…)

Filed under: Health,Politics — GS @ 11:33 am
Tuesday 11 November 2008

Ill with stress

We hear lots about stress in the workplace. When you’re effectively ‘trapped’ in a job and can’t escape the cause of the stress, it’s a terrible thing. But recently I’ve discovered that stress can creep up on you slowly and unexpectedly.


Filed under: Health,Personal — GS @ 3:40 am
Thursday 18 September 2008

Dust from depleted uranium weapons causes a cancer epidemic in southern Iraq

‘…consider the devastation of Iraq’s health, once the best in the Middle East, by the ubiquitous dust from British and US depleted uranium weapons. A World Health Organisation study reporting a cancer epidemic has been suppressed, says its principal author. This has been reported in Britain only in the Glasgow Sunday Herald and the Morning Star. According to a study last year by Basra University Medical College, almost half of all deaths in the contaminated southern provinces were caused by cancer.’

John Pilger writing in The New Statesman

Filed under: Health,Politics — GS @ 4:19 pm
Friday 22 February 2008

Fast food: the reality

Someone has photographed various fast food and put the photos alongside the glossy promotional images.

Filed under: consumer,Food & cookery,Fun,Health,Shopping — GS @ 4:09 pm
Thursday 3 May 2007

How to live 40% longer?

Scientists believe that a reduction in calorie intake by 60 per cent of normal, while maintaining a healthy diet of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, could prolong our lives by up to 40 per cent. The Telegraph.

Filed under: Health,Science — GS @ 6:31 am
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