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Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
The case for prescription heroin » The Spectator
‘Whatever gave you the idea folk in authority operate according to reason? Your trouble is you’re being rational.’
Interesting  drugs  war-on-drugs  medicine  health  law  crime  culture  UK  USA 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer
'Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly'
Interesting  death  health  disease  history  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Growing Up Unvaccinated - Voices for Vaccines
Someone growing up on a super-healthy diet/lifestyle, but still getting lots of vaccinateable diseases
vaccination  health  culture  healthcare 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Calorie labels fitted to staircases - Telegraph
'Trials at three large office buildings found that signs advertising how many calories could be burnt by climbing a particular set of stairs increased the number of people using them by up to 29 per cent'
exercise  health  UK  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
'It is time to end the war on drugs', says top UK police chief
'Mike Barton, Durham's chief constable, says NHS 'could be used to supply addicts' and urges drugs policy revolution'
UK  war-on-drugs  crime  health  interesting  organised  police 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds | Society | The Guardian
'Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight'
posttofacebook  via-James-Graham  poo  interesting  health  biology  science 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Give Blood - Statements - Blood from UK donors is not sold for profit
I've not seen any of the people worrying that it would be sold for profit, but this seems worth making sure people see it.
posttofacebook  bloooooooood  important  UK  health  privatisation 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Not to Die.
When my mother was dying, her knowledge of the health system meant she could make her choices with open eyes and understanding. And I think we are better at having The Conversation here than they are in the US. But it's still something worth considering.
life  death  interesting  health  medicine  healthcare 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat
'Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".'
chocolate  posttofacebook  sweets  food  interesting  health  science 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism' - medical chief
If anything, the risk seems rather larger than terrorism, in the UK at least.
health  medicine  news  posttofacebook  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The BBC Will Make You Sick | The Quackometer Blog
'How media reports of electrosensitivity may be responsible for electrosensitivity.'
posttofacebook  belief  pseudoscience  interesting  health  media  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Making sport more competitive? PE lessons already embarrass and alienate some students - Comment - Voices - The Independent
'the way PE lessons are structured really aren’t for everyone. Physical activity is vitally important for health, but PE at school has put countless people off exercise for life.'
via-Zoe-Stavri  sport  children  exercise  interesting  health  education  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Private health contractor's staff told to cut 999 calls to meet targets | Society | The Guardian
'Leaked email from Serco managers tells workers to manipulate computer system to 'stop the clock' on emergency calls'
posttofacebook  fail  money  health  NHS  wtf  privatisation  healthcare 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Westminster Council’s proposals for obesity: awful, awful, awful « Another angry woman
'It’s a very shiny-looking report, with a picture of an apple on the front. The existence of apples, illustrated by a photograph of one, is literally the only thing which is in any way evidence-based within the entire report. There is not even a reference section. The report is entirely what a few wonks think might be a good idea.'
posttofacebook  obesity  government  culture  fail  health  politics  UK 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Homeopathy: there's nothing in it | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23
'The 10:23 Campaign aims to raise awareness about the reality of homeopathy. This site will tell you how we know there is nothing in it, why the claims made by homeopaths are impossible, and why you should care.'
posttofacebook  relates-to-another-of-today's-links  medicine  science  health  homeopathy  activism  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian
'The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling.'
posttofacebook  health  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  business  corruption  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  science  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hunt for the NHS | Edinburgh Eye
Jeremy Hunt isn’t just an unscrupulous toerag – we knew that. He’s now Health Secretary, despite believing…' (quite a few bad/incorrect things)
fail  wtf  health  politics  Westminster  healthcare  NHS  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
3 top Tories call for NHS to be dismantled - Mirror Online
2009 story. Our health minister wants the NHS got rid of

'Three of his Shadow Cabinet - Michael Gove, Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt - called for the health service to be dismantled. They claimed it was "no longer relevant"'
via-Zoe-Stavri  posttofacebook  Westminster  politics  relates-to-another-of-today's-links  healthcare  NHS  health  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine
'It suggests that 80% of the NHS's £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications. Experts say much of this is preventable with health checks and better education'
healthcare  health  comment  NHS  medicine  diabetes 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nano Ink 'Tattoo' Could Monitor Diabetes: Discovery News
"injectable nanotech ink" makes it sound like something out of Shadowrun or Cyberpunk
(Edit: Old story, but variations on this are still being worked on)
posttofacebook  via-theweaselking  living-in-the-future  medicine  technology  health  diabetes  Awesome 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills
'[giving] employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons.'
Jezebel  medicine  health  law  USA  discrimination  choice  pregnancy  sex  posttofacebook  fail  wtf 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Doctor who criticised NHS reforms is threatened with disciplinary action | Society | The Guardian
He was told "You are bound by the NHS code of conduct and as such it is inappropriate for individuals to raise their personal concerns about the proposed government reforms."
reform  UK  the-coalition  fail  what-the-everliving-fuck  NHS  healthcare  health  news 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep
'A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
posttofacebook  culture  interesting  history  biology  science  health  sleep 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
India Reports Completely Drug-Resistant TB | Wired Science
'…news has broken in India of the existence of at least 12 patients infected…'

Yikes. A certain song from REM seems appropriate now
via-theweaselking  posttofacebook  doom-doom-dooooo-doom-doom-dooooooom  medicine  health  disease  India  scary  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BrainPort: Helping Blind People See - Using Their Tongue
An answer to the last link; it's gotten noticeabbly better over that time, and they're still improving it.
posttofacebook  life  health  braaaaaains  science  awesome  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News — Q&A;: Assisted suicide
'A group of experts have called for a change in the law to allow assisted suicide.'
medicine  health  death  life  law  politics  news  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - An Italian's view on British winter clothes
'In reply [to the piece of being 'hit by air'], an Italian based in the UK explains the different attitudes to winter clothes and health.'
Italy  interesting  seasons  winter  health  culture  psychology  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How to avoid getting 'hit by air' in Italy
'Many Italians, it seems, are prone to a particularly wide range of winter illnesses, helped apparently by an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy.'
Italy  health  interesting  psychology  medicine  braaaaaains  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square
'It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. '
interesting  life  death  medicine  healthcare  health  culture 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Coffee shop caffeine levels 'vary widely'
'Analysis of espresso coffee from 20 shops found that one was six times stronger than others.'
health  interesting 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Congress pushes pizza, fries in school lunches - CBS News
'Congress is fighting to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, picking apart an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.'
wtf  health  USA  politics  fail 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Malaria: The beginning of the end? - Science - News - The Independent
You wait for years for a breakthrough in the battle against malaria, and then two come along in two weeks.
interesting  science  death  disease  health  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The strange and curious history of lobotomy
It's 75 years since the first lobotomy was performed in the US, a procedure later described by one psychiatrist as "putting in a brain needle and stirring the works". So how did it come to be regarded as a miracle cure?
interesting  health  braaaaaains  weird  medicine  SCIENCE!!!  history 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
EU Parliament Votes To Oppose Most Farm Antibiotic Use | Wired Science | Wired.com
In a vote that’s non-binding but high profile and influential, the European Parliament has resolved to end “prophylactic use” of antibiotics in farming, and to prevent any “last resort” antibiotics from being used in animals, in order to keep resistance from developing so that the drugs will still be effective in human medicine.
interesting  medicine  health  animals  farming  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Welsh government's 'opt out' organ donor consultation
'…The law, planned to be in place by 2015, would require people to opt out of donating their organs when they die, rather than opting in by signing the register.'
interesting  health  medicine  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The death of a Time Warner worker sparks a Carl Monday - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|Breaking News, Weather, Exclusives
Employee has heart attack at the office. Defibrillator is in locked room, only person with key is out of the building. CPR-trained employee told 'stop that, you might get sued/us sued' by manager. Employee dies. [Description nicked from theweaselking, with mild adjustment]
wtf  law  litigation  health 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Malaria scientist celebrates success after 24 years | Reuters
'For Joe Cohen, a GlaxoSmithKline research scientist who has spent 24 years trying to create the world's first malaria vaccine, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 goes down as a fabulous day.'
awesome  dude!  medicine  health  death  disease  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Viewpoint: Is the alcohol message all wrong?
'Many people think heavy drinking causes promiscuity, violence and anti-social behaviour. That's not necessarily true, argues Kate Fox.'
psychology  culture  alcohol  health  science  interesting  comment 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Wake Up Mississippi
The campaigning website against the Mississippi amendment mentioned in the Daily Kos story linked.
abortion  health  rights  important  news  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: Occupy My Uterus. My Ass! Fertilized Eggs Are NOT People!
'On November 8th, the voters of Mississippi will be considering a "Personhood Amendment" (Amendment #26) which would give a fertilized egg more rights than a live born woman, and would outlaw abortion and birth control.'

(Not sure if how much the outlawing thing is correct; it certainly wouldn't apply to birth control through condoms, but could through the pill, morning after pill and others)
abortion  health  rights  important  news  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Common Medical Procedures (That Secretly Aren't Worth It) | Cracked.com
'Well, we hate to break it to you, but many of the common procedures in use today are about as useful, if not more dangerous, than that bucket of leeches from ages past.'
medicine  cracked  health  amusing  interesting  money 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Without Insurance, 24-year-old Dies of Toothache - ABC News
'A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.'
news  health  healthcare  dude...  USA 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Lawmakers banned from Michigan bars - WNEM TV 5 - Saginaw, Flint, Michigan News and Weather
"Effective September 1, the group Private Property Rights in Michigan said in a release Monday that lawmakers will be persona non grata in over 500 Michigan licensed establishments, across the state."
amusing  USA  politics  health 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
New drug could cure nearly any viral infection - MIT News Office
A team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection.
science  health  medicine  Awesome  SCIENCE!!!  dude!  interesting  healthcare 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ten things not to say to a depressed person | purplepersuasion
"…Despite the fact that depression is so widespread, it is apparently still a very misunderstood illness.  That’s the only conclusion I can draw from some of the insensitive, crass and sometimes downright bizarre things people have said to me about my depression over the years."
depression  mental-health  health  interesting  important  useful  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Drunken Expat Writer - Amy Winehouse
"When you are in the music business and like drugs or alcohol, the industry makes a very cynical decision - they decide whether or not to surround you with people charged with keeping you alive or with people who will make it easier for you to die."
dude...  drugs  health  music  life  death  interesting  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS services to be opened up to competition | Society | The Guardian
AKA The government decides that given everyone is focusing on the hacking scandal, now is the best time to get back to privatising the NHS. Worth spreading, so they can get jumped on about it again.
nhs  news  the-coalition  people-suck  health  healthcare  medicine  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
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