Inequality & Health

November 2018: How long are you planning to live?

How long are you planning to live? You probably know the old joke from the financial advisor when asked about his clients funds he said, “All I need to give you an accurate assurance about the suitability of your pension pot is one figure, when are you planning to die?” The good news is that,…

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One life, One You: What you can do today to really help the NHS! January 2017

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying”. Woody Allen  In 1919, right after the horrors of World War 1, William Butler Yeats wrote, in his powerful poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold… …The best lack all conviction, while the worst…

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Changing our lives: Whose responsibility is our health? June 2014

Changing our lives: Whose responsibility is our health? “The treatment of a disease represents an admission of failure. Prevention is the goal of medical research and clinical practice.” Professor Peter Elwood, Cochrane Institute, Cardiff University, Apologies to those loyal readers, who read and comment on my occasional health related blogs. I am a couple of …

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