Category Archives: Medical issues

Excessive coffee linked with heart failure


“Two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of heart failure (but five can be bad for you),” the Daily Mail reported today. This seemingly contradictory headline is actually a fair but slightly overenthusiastic reflection of… via Excessive … Continue reading

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The need for NHS reform


Don’t just take my word for it – this is what the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) thinks of the NHS. OECD Health Data 2011 released on 30 June 2011, offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on … Continue reading

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Read this – and prepare to fight for your NHS – Telegraph


Read this – and prepare to fight for your NHS – Telegraph.

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Switch in cervical cancer vaccine


The Department of Health has decided to change the vaccine it uses, Cervarix,  to protect girls against cervical cancer. From next year it will use a jab, known as Gardasil, which also protects against genital warts. It would be mandatory … Continue reading

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Myths and realities about the brain


This article is taken from, The Brain: Our Sense of Self, by US The National Institutes of Health And National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke. “I think, therefore I am.” —René Descartes, 17th-century philosopher Few of us question the … Continue reading

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