The bright future offered to the next generation – vape yourself into addiction and possible death?

If there was any doubt in your mind about our MPs at Westminster being a total waste of space and a brainless bunch, they have certainly dispelled it last week with their announcement that ‘vaping’ should become the acceptable face of smoking, and indeed funded by us taxpayers. The gaggle of village idiots who have […]

Research into Alzheimer’s has stalled – is that the end of all hope?

It will not have escaped the notice of all elderly people and their families that after some twenty years of significant involvement, the world’s biggest drug company Pitzer has just 10 days ago announced terminating its research into dementia and Alzheimer’s, and has also pulled the plug on its work on Parkinson’s, as well, which […]

Alcoholism – TO BE FEARED, DEALT WITH, OR SIMPLY ‘ASHAMED OF’?

There can be no doubt about it can there, as for some people alcohol is a life destroyer, isn’t it? Yes, but many of those though whose lives are wrecked are not actually the ones drinking the stuff at all, are they? Nop, but often they are the ones inside the bubble as being in […]

A Nursing ‘national disaster’ heading for the United Kingdom’s NHS – oh, that was the headline 3 years ago? Or was it 20 years ago?

   Our beloved NHS is seen now to be chronically short of British nurses, and this has badly affected hospitals’ performance, patent care, morale, and not least financial budgets. Did we not know that was coming then? We certainly did, didn’t we? All those in the know were vitriolic in their public warnings that the […]

Mass Murders abound and we ‘know who they are’ – why are they still at large?

    Oh yes, to avoid any doubt here we are now talking about the tobacco industry’s barons in particular, but also of course about their employees, promulgators, fellow-travellers, apologists, smugglers, and counterfeiters. These cretins involved in that vile pseudo-legal drug trade pull in their millions & ill gotten gains, as their ignorant victims stupidly […]

‘Dementia’ the new massive Medical problem – anything for YOU to lose sleep about? Alzheimer’s heading Your way?

Dementia isn’t headline news these days – hopefully you will not have forgotten about it though! Most of us know very little about dementia, most of us care very little about it, most of us simply ignore it – perhaps it will just go away? Bad news on that front I’m afraid! It is with […]

‘Save the Children’ – what about ‘Stop the Childen’?

Where they work A major TV advertising campaign is underway in some regions of the UK on behalf of the charity ‘Save the Children’ – it is showing graphically upsetting heart breaking pictures of emaciated children who are suffering from starvation & illness, and the charity is asking people to donate £2 a month to […]

Smoking in Prisons – Time to Ban it?

The Health Act 2006 brought-in a total ban in England to stop smoking in all enclosed work places, which came into force in July 2007 – this followed the lead of other UK counties (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) which had introduced similar bans. [Some private companies had much earlier introduced such bans in their […]

There are Drinkers – there are Drunks – then there are Alcoholics!

Many people in this Country drink alcohol. Some drink very occasionally, some drink regularly, some drink too much at times. We have developed a society where drinking is an accepted culture unfortunately – but people lie about their alcohol intake and only admit to about half of the true figure! It used to be that […]

Just keep in Mind

(all puns intended!) There is an unfortunate bad public attitude to mental health problems & issues in this country. Physical illness even of the most embarrassing nature is readily accepted by all and sundry, but mental health deficiency is a definite no go area – it carries a stigma. This is deep-seated and emanates from […]