issue: health



Thursday 10 January 2013


Does watching TV give you cancer? Of course not

News reports claiming that TV-addicted kids risk getting cancer confirm that the scaremongers mean business in 2013. It’s time to fight back.

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Thursday 28 February 2008


Heart disease: we need medicine
not moralism

Fear of rising heart deaths is unfounded. And if we’re serious about lowering the death rate even further, we need better treatment not lifestyle lectures.

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Friday 20 October 2006


'There's no such thing as "stress"'

Angela Patmore has been branded a ‘heartless bitch’ for her attack on the stress management industry. Calm down and get a life, she tells her critics.

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Monday 30 January 2006


Chemical stories can make you blind

A new report washes away some of the myths about ‘potentially deadly’ chemicals.

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Friday 8 April 2005


All in the hormones?

Vivienne Parry, author of The Truth About Hormones, questions whether chemicals control our destinies.

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Friday 30 July 2004


Keep taking the tablets

Forget the scare stories, says Diarmuid Jeffreys, author of a history of aspirin – the little white pill is ‘one of the most amazing creations in medical history’.

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