Yearly Archives: 2010

Positive Problems

We all know that positive thinking works. The placebo effect is the most well known example, if you believe that something will work then indeed it will.

If I tell you that you’ll get better and you have credibility in me, then you’ll feel better almost instantly. Conversely there is the nocebo effect – if I tell you things are going to get worse, then they will.

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Do-Gooders?

I learnt recently of an amazing statistic in the first world war. Most of the doctors went to war – which meant that there were almost no GPs.

So what happened to the civilian population who did not have any medical support?

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Healthy Days

With a fear of offending the traditionalists I’ve produced my own version of the 12 days of Christmas.

Due to shortage of space I’ve only produced the last verse.

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