Category: health

Oral Transmission

How I became a human plague – and stumbled into one of the most astonishing scientific stories I’ve ever encountered.

Viral Lies

Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned.

Long-Suffering

Long Covid is devastating the health and lives of many thousands of people, and highlights the terrible neglect of patients with chronic conditions such as ME/CFS.

Clueless

It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic.  

Lessons Unlearnt

Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection.

A Total Fiasco

England’s response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians.

Without Trace

The huge amount of public money spent on test and trace has been wasted by incompetent private contractors and executives, with devastating results.

Contract Killers

Coronavirus deals worth billions of pounds have been awarded by the government to “unusual” companies, without advertising or competition.

Culpable Negligence

The disastrous collapse of the UK’s pandemic response has been caused by the deliberate evisceration of our health services. Worse is coming.

The Machine Stops

The government knowingly and deliberately de-prepared the UK, even as the pandemic began to bite.

Prescription for Disaster

In the UK, the US and Australia, governments built on dirty money cannot be trusted to protect us from the coronavirus.

A Slow-Burning Scandal

The government refuses to act on toxic flame retardants in our bedding and furnishings.

Obesophobia

In 1976, we ate more than we do today. So why are we fatter?

The Oxytocin Tent

The wonderful things I learnt during my treatment for prostate cancer

Unprostrated

I have prostate cancer, but I’m happy. Here’s how.

Commonhealth

A remarkable experiment suggests that emergency admissions to hospital can be reduced by tackling loneliness

Sex Pests

Who is most responsible for high abortion rates? The religious right.

Smoke and Mirrors

Pollution, as scandals on both sides of the Atlantic show, is a physical manifestation of corruption.

Slim Chance

New evidence suggests that obesity might be incurable. So why does the government propose to punish sufferers?