Category archives: health

Smoke-Filled Rooms

How the media gives Big Tobacco everything it wants. Read more.

Power Crazed

Why do we transfer the real health risks inflicted by coal onto nuclear energy? Read more.

Smoking Gun

Who killed the plan for cigarettes to be sold only in plain packets? Read more.

The Grime Behind the Crime

Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct? Read more.

The Mind Thieves

The evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease to the food industry is strong and growing. Read more.

A Death Foretold

Why have successive governments been waging war on one of the world’s best health systems? Read more.

Cold-Hearted

The level of excess winter deaths in the UK is higher than Siberia’s. This is why. Read more.

A Charming Falsehood

While pressing Stewart Brand to admit he was wrong, it seems that I might have stumbled across a new tactic in the corporate propaganda war. Read more.

Is Stewart Brand the New Ian Plimer?

Despite challenging the environmental movement to admit when it gets things wrong, he seems unable to do so himself. Read more.

Correspondence with Stewart Brand

Here are the emails Stewart Brand and I have sent to each other Read more.

Sending Off the Ref

The government’s disastrous new deregulation programme means that the poor will be fouled by the rich. Read more.

Politically Transmitted Disease

Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out. Read more.

Help Addicts, But Lock Up the Casual Users of Cocaine

The UN’s proposal for decriminalisation is senseless and destructive Read more.

The Great Consolidation

What more can the government shut down? Oh yes, doctors’ surgeries. Read more.

The Patient Stalkers

Beware of privatisation schemes dressed up as customer choice. Read more.

Pro-Death

Religious conservatives are responsible for high abortion rates Read more.

The Fat Cats Protection League

Wherever you hear the words “free market”, you’ll find massive state handouts to corporations Read more.

Not What It Says on the Tin

Even in the rich nations, the babymilk manufacturers are undermining breastfeeding Read more.

Breast Beating

The G8 has the interests of the rest of the world at heart – until they conflict with its own. Read more.

Willy Loman Syndrome

Young people are being torn apart by the gulf between expectation and reality. Is it any wonder that rates of mental illness are rising? Read more.