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How Big Pharma buys favours in Government

This piece of research should shock you… but maybe it won’t Find out what £2 million will buy you in Westminster This weird Willy Wonka analogy might make you think differently In the current political climate nothing shocks me anymore, but I still worry about what is happening in the corridors of power. Especially when it comes to matters of health and our NHS. Please don’t think that I am jumping on the bandwagon about the recently shamed and departed…
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At last, some time-travelling tips for beginners

What would you say to your younger self?  Some time-travelling tips for beginners  How to slow ageing with a colourful food and why cheese is good for your brain! There was a thing going around on social media recently. It went like this… “If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only THREE words?” It’s a pretty interesting question, I suppose. I mean – what would YOU say? Some of the answers online…
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A Father’s Day to remember…

A random comment in a pub starts the whole stain debate again Do you fear the prowling doctor every time you have a check up? The truth about grapefruits and statins Sunday was Father’s Day. It rained! So, in an attempt to cheer me up my eldest son had booked a table at the pub so he could buy me a pint. Hurrah! My first visit to licensed premises for over a year. With some trepidation on my part we…
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Why you’re not getting your fill of this popular breakfast

Here’s how to upset a health professional – without even trying! The oat knowledge that every reader needs Discover the secret to a slow release, slow transit early repast It was the equivalent of telling a proud new mum that her baby looks like Boris Johnson, suggesting that your mum’s expensive hairdo is similar to Leo Sayer’s or even that your teenage son looks smart. For once I hadn’t committed a major social gaffe, but I did get a very…
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Formula for the Good Life revealed

How this philosopher discovered the Good Life  This 300-year-old secret of happiness will help you avoid post-COVID burn-out  Why you need to indulge in these four activities every day In 1726 a young man named David Hume embarked on a mission. He was going to teach himself law. For hours and hours every day, he pored through books, memorised texts and pushed himself to learn as much as he could. But within a few years he was sick of it….
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The porkies they tell about our porkers

The great British banger is under fire again – don’t believe what they say Here’s why they will remain on the Collins diet sheet And why it is time to challenge your food buying habits There is a worrying argument between the EU and the UK about sausages being provided into Northern Ireland. I understand that this is about trade rules, but underpinning these are the same old problems we’ve seen before. Once again the opportunity for challenges to the…
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