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Climate change is a reality and is happening now. It will affect every aspect of our lives over the next few decades and way into the future.1,3 It is not just an environmental issue but has major economic, political, social, cultural, educational, security and of course, health implications. As regards the...Read more
Alistair Cooke’s ‘Letter From America’ was one of those radio programmes which was a regular feature of my childhood. Fifteen minutes, once a week on BBC Radio 4 was part of my parents’ routine listening. Cooke was a British journalist who settled in America in the 1930s and while remaining very British, became...Read more
There's an old saying that what you don't know won't hurt you.
The message we are receiving from the ongoing controversy over the financial operations of health agencies and charities is that the opposite is in fact the case.
Detailed information about the use of public money by health agencies and...Read more
Women in medicine make up 50% of undergraduates and women hold well over 30% of all medical jobs. Until recently, the fact that women in medicine earn much less than men was attributed to the fact that women are more likely to choose lower-paid work, work fewer hours, and to choose part-time work, as well as...Read more
In the long aftermath of atrocities such as the Newtown school massacre, families and healthcare professionals are left trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. Thoughts duly turn to the future, and to prevention of such incidents, but what happens to the children left behind? How best to help them cope? The...Read more