Have COVID-19 Lockdown policies been effective?

lockdown

Has there been any peer-reviewed research conducted into the effectiveness of the Lockdown policies? Some might seriously wonder if it has all been for nothing. Most would more reasonably conclude that it has been effective, but would be hard-pressed to put a precise number on it. If we turn to the scientific literature, there has … Read more Have COVID-19 Lockdown policies been effective?

The PSA emperor is Naked

homeopathy

It is perhaps now being increasingly appreciated by many people that Homeopathy is utter nonsense and does not work, and yet it has been granted accreditation by the UK’s Government run PSA (Professional Standards Authority). As a quick bit of background, just to be clear, homeopathy really is a sham and does not work … … Read more The PSA emperor is Naked

New study links all soda to an early death

soda

There are specific well-defined and also well-known steps that you can take to promote a healthy lifestyle. A new study appears to suggest that an additional one is “don’t drink soda”. You might perhaps be tempted to think that this is about sugar and that diet soda will be just fine. Apparently not. That also … Read more New study links all soda to an early death

What are the top 10 Health Threats for 2019

health threats

You have no doubt seen that WHO (World Health Organization) have published a list of the top 10 health threats that we face in 2019. The alpha source is this WHO listing here, let’s take a look. Ten threats to global health in 2019 Their publication of this list is of course intended to highlight … Read more What are the top 10 Health Threats for 2019

Do Religious people live longer?

longevity

You might have perhaps observed headlines such as these popping up this week … Evening Standard … Religiously observant people live longer than atheists, study finds Independent … Religious people live four years longer than atheists, study finds etc… So what is the story here, what did this study that they refer to actually do, and did … Read more Do Religious people live longer?