Sugar Coated Haiku

Those sweet sugar dreams / now rot the teeth of toddlers / sweet tooth to toothless

Taming Tinnitus

Some Help For Tinnitus – For those of you also stuck with Life’s pilot tone playing in their ear(s) here are some observations from one who lives with the condition with some tips that may help manage your own tinnitus. Avoid Noise – (duh!… but really)-I wear ear plugs in loud situations and especially on…

Brain Patched

I seem to be at the first marker of my recovery period following my ‘brain transplant’ shortly before Xmas. Most of the pain has now subsided save from the odd momentary stab, the stitching dissolved, and I’ve stopped spontaneously bleeding all over the house (never a good look). Follow Up Not I came away from…

Faking It Again

One of the cultural changes that has happened in Britain over the past 30 years has been the deregulation of business and looser state control that occurred in the 1980’s. On the one hand it temporarily boosted an ‘enterprise culture’ but in partnership with a greater deregulation also saw an increase in the “I can…

Cash For Weight Loss In Italy

The Mayor of the North-western Italian town of Varallo has decided to incentivise himself and other overweight residents by initiating payments of 50 Euro for each person that loses 4 kg in weight in one month. If he and others can then maintain that weight for a further 5 months they will each receive a…

A Nation Of Poor Eaters

The Food standards Agency has surprised itself in findings that show poor people consume a diet nowhere near as bad as had been assumed when compared to other socio-economic groups. That is not to say that people on low incomes are eating healthily at all but that all economic groups are eating a bad diet….

Fat Snack Tax Is Back

I notice that the idea of a fat tax is back on the agenda. In a nutshell it proposes that by taxing (taxing eh, that’s a radical new idea!) unhealthy foods to discourage their consumption you would reap the benefits by reducing the incidence of some of the diet related health problems. Nice simplistic idea…