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Popular Diets Debunked

Popular Diets Debunked

Sam Woolfe January 22, 2014 1

There are many popular diets which promise rapid weight loss and health benefits. Some of these diets, however, such as the Atkins and Dukan diet, while they may offer rapid weight loss, do not

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Overweight Britain: on your bike!

Overweight Britain: on your bike!

Backbencher January 22, 2014 0

James Evans argues that cycling could be an effective way of combating obesity. Apocalyptic predictions that 50% of Britons may be obese by 2050 could be an underestimate, according to a new study. Strangely,

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Wrong-headed EU plans to regulate e-cigarettes harm health and choice.

Wrong-headed EU plans to regulate e-cigarettes harm health and choice.

Daniel Pryor September 10, 2013 3

Daniel Pryor criticises hypocritical EU plans to regulate e-cigarettes as medicinal products. Imposing one’s personal morality upon the masses by force is a typical characteristic of collectivism, and you would be hard-pressed to find

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NHS Direct plans to pull out of 111 service

Backbencher August 5, 2013 0

By MJ Coutts Last week saw the major NHS contractor, NHS Direct, announce their desire to renege on a number of contracts, for the delivery of the governments new non emergency phone number, ‘’111’’.

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NHS Reform: Send in the Marines!

NHS Reform: Send in the Marines!

Backbencher July 23, 2013 0

James Evans sets out the challenges that face the NHS. ‘When someone makes a move//Of which we don’t approve//Who is it that always intervenes?’ asked satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer in his song ‘Send the

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How to cure the NHS?

How to cure the NHS?

Backbencher July 22, 2013 0

By Matthew Stinchcombe Whilst in principle socialised medicine in the UK has been one of the most admirable and enviable pillars of our society, the escalating costs and examples of appalling care within the

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Our Unsustainable Welfare State

Our Unsustainable Welfare State

Witch King April 10, 2013 2

  I have my own thoughts on the welfare state and what it means for your average person on the street, but since its birth in about 1945, shortly after the most horrific and bloody

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Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Drug Addiction: A Health or Criminal Issue?

Backbencher April 10, 2013 0

  Before deciding whether drug addiction is a health or criminal issue, it is also important to understand what drug addiction is and how addiction in general works. People sometimes make a distinction between

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Medicinal Drugs: Is Psychedelic Therapy the Future?

Medicinal Drugs: Is Psychedelic Therapy the Future?

Backbencher March 27, 2013 6

  Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris is a neuropsychopharmacologist (or a ‘scientist’ if you want to be more general) who works at Imperial College London. In the past he worked under David Nutt, the former chairman

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