The Race To The Top: The World’s Next Fastest Elevator:

If you had an appointment on the 4th floor of a building, would you wait for the elevator or go up the stairs? President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has claimed that as a “modern woman”, she prefers to use the stairs. The American radio & TV writer, Andy Rooney, once noted that many people anyway […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on August 21st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

It’s An Emergency! The Food In Britain’s NHS Hospitals:

It’s about 8 am in the ward. The nurses are bustling around, preparing the medication to be administered to their patients, most of whom are now awake. The familiar rattle of the approaching breakfast trolley doesn’t, however, engender any great sense of anticipation. Those patients watching the morning news programmes on their bedside TVs continue […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

“Eating Carrots Helps You See In the Dark”: Myths & Superstitions That Survive In 21st Century Britain:

Which side of the bed do you get out of in the morning? According to a survey of 2,000 people conducted for the iron supplement brand Spatone , quoted by the Daily Mail journalist Alex Matthews, if you choose the right side you’ll take longer to feel fully awake and are more likely to be […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

No More “Quack Quacks”: The End Of Bath-Times For Britain’s Rubber Ducks?

Which are the world’s most dangerous toys? Anyone who wants to find out can refer to the annual list published by the consumer protection organisation “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (WATCH). It’s most recent “Top Ten”, issued in November 2017 and cited in the Daily Mail, includes several products popular at present with many children […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Lot Of Old Rubbish: Disposing Of Britain’s Waste Mountain:

Have you ever been to Quaglino’s, an upmarket restaurant in the St James SW1 area of London? If not, then you’ve missed out on the opportunity to sample it’s “brasserie-style menu”, among which is featured a Herefordshire beef fillet with green peppercorn sauce for a mere £39 and a 30 gram portion of Siberian Baeri […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on January 15th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

“Bags For Life”: Less Plastic & Much Better For The Environment?

Which supermarket do you use: Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose or one of the discount chains such as Aldi? Your choice is probably influenced by a range of factors, especially price, proximity to where you live or work, the layout of the store, the brand style, habit, familiarity and whether you’ve signed up for one of […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Getting Down To The Roots: What’s In Your Toothpaste? (& How To Squeeze The Tube):

Did you know that the actress Julia Roberts doesn’t use toothpaste? Probably not, unless you’ve ever lived in the same house as her. But does that mean, if you by chance meet her, you should keep at a discreet distance from her? According to Sarah Pope, a columnist for the “Healthy Home Economist”, Roberts shocked […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on May 29th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Night-Time Tour Of London: Thousands Turn Out To Support The Moonwalk Charity’s 20th Anniversary:

Do you trust organisations who ask you to contribute some of your money to others who are “more in need”? If not, then you are among the many people around the UK who are certainly well disposed to help “good causes” but are sceptical about what will happen to their donation and how it will […]

Filed under: General, Healthcare | Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Britain’s Alcoholic Pets: It’s Not Only Humans Who Eat & Drink Too Much At Christmas:

The Festive Season, as we all know, is traditionally a time for sharing and having fun – with your family, friends, colleagues and invited guests. If you have a dog or cat, you’ll probably want to include them in the celebrations as well. Which can be a big problem, not least for the animals themselves. […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on December 12th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Canned Food In the UK: A Convenient Alternative To Healthy Eating?

If you’re reading this in your kitchen, could you pause for a moment? Now go to the cupboard where you store your supermarket shopping. What’s in there? Probably a loaf of sliced bread, your choice of tea, coffee and cereals, some sugar, salt, cooking oil & spices, a couple of jars of marmalade & jam […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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