Health & Education

Covid Confusion

Posted on July 2, 2020

I had always been of the belief that if an individual had a poor education, with the ability to read, learning is still a life choice. With the advent of the internet, this became even more the case. Good Information at your fingertips via Google, Wikipedia, and countless other sources. I stuck with this belief right up until Covid19 appeared on the scene. As it emerged as a public health crisis in the UK, I have read about it nearly every ...

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Vaccines, Immunity and Viruses!

Posted on May 11, 2020

I have never been much use at science and maths. I would sit there in the class and some boring bloke would droll on about numbers and letters as I got lost in a distant haze. I could do basic maths (arithmetic) quite well, but chemistry, physics and biology were alien to me. On the odd occasion I could just about follow it, then by the next lesson it would be gone. This meant I fell further back as others pushed on. My dad (a nuclear scient...

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What Have We Learned Through Lockdown?

Posted on May 1, 2020

As we reached the end of April, I tried to reflect on what we have learnt over the last six weeks of being in lockdown. Things have moved on quickly. There are daily developments that swing from feeling hopeful to downright depressing. Where is the way out of this and can we avoid being the world leaders on death rates? When the lockdown came, the consensus was that we could not have seen this coming and the best we could do is be reactive. ...

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Booze Update – Have I Knocked off Some Units?

Posted on September 3, 2018

A week has passed since I watched that Adrian Chiles (Drinkers Like Me) programme I have been going on about, meaning I have now managed to log my drinking habits in comparison to the week before, which came in at a rather shocking 49 Units. Well, here is the good news, for me at least. Last week, without too much effort and perhaps the aid of novelty value, I reduced my consumption to 26.2 units which, whilst still approaching double the ...

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January Crisis – Diets, Debts and NHS

Posted on January 5, 2018

The first week back at work after Christmas always features me listening to radio phone in shows where people are taking advice on debt and diets or bemoaning the demise of the National Health Service. It’s like Groundhog Day is the first week of January. At Christmas, I am led to believe, we spend too much money on presents and eat too much, so come New Year, we are fat and in debt, particularly if we were poor and in debt in the first ...

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