Evan on October 30th, 2007

I sure do.  (Daylight saving is setting the clocks back an hour to give extra sunlight at the end of the day.)  It messes with my bodyclock and interferes with my usual routines – especially the heat being later interfering with when I eat my evening meal.  When its hotter later, then I eat later.  […]

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Evan on October 26th, 2007

This is a link to a broadcast on the American medical system. It is an interview with an American doctor, Dr David Kerns. He advocates universal coverage provided by the government. Radical for America and well worth thinking about for the rest of us who are apparently fixated with copying the American system (like Australia, […]

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Evan on October 25th, 2007

There is a very funny article about the limitations of Evidence Based Medicine in that radical periodical the British Medical Journal. It is an examination of the evidence for the use of parachutes.One of the many highlights: The parachute and the healthy cohort effect One of the major weaknesses of observational data is the possibility […]

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Evan on October 24th, 2007

Over the last decade of so there has been something of a propaganda war waged on behalf of “Evidence Based Medicine”. I am generally in favour of this: there is far too much time and money wasted. I am in favour of getting people as healthy as possible as quickly as possible. So Evidence Based […]

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Evan on October 24th, 2007

What would be the best thing we could do for our health?  What could a government do to improve the health of the people in a country?  Campaign against smoking or drinking?  Encourage healthy eating and exercise?  Research: basic or applied?  You may be surprised by the answer. But first an explanation of how these […]

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Evan on October 22nd, 2007

This stage is about being fully engaged with what we are doing. Seeing what the qualities of our focus of interest are, how it works – studying each part and seeing how they relate to each other and the whole. This process also means finding out how what we are engaged with fits with us. […]

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Evan on October 19th, 2007

In a study by Dr. Moya Kneafsey from Coventry University called Re-connecting consumers, food and producers: exploring ‘alternative’ networks, it was found that “Through participation, consumers tended to increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables, and improve their cooking skills and knowledge about food. “ The study was of ‘alternative food networks’.  Which means things […]

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Evan on October 17th, 2007

                “effective communication is truly essential to good cancer care and deserves more research”   This is the message from a report in the US by their National Cancer Institute and the University of Rochester. As one of the co-authors, Ronald M. Epstein, says “You can have the best treatment in the […]

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