Full News Article Listing21st May 2013. When the Caring Stops
Your caring mental health team: they know what's good for you
Last month Freedom2Choose received a distressing telephone call from a patient in a secure unit in a mental health hospital in England.
Using a payphone, and being both ....13th May 2013. Outdoor Smoking to be Banned throughout England?
F2C warned you last year that the devolution of Public Health to local councils was going to impact severely on freedoms. We also fervently encouraged you to get re-involved locally. What we didn't notice was that a creeping in ....8th May 2013. The Barnacles of Smoking, Alcohol & Cyber-Snooping
Well, we did it! All of us.Together.
Not only was legislation on plain packaging dropped from the Queen's Speech this morning - but also legislation on minumum pricing for alcohol - and additionally on what was termed the ....12th April 2013. The Smokers' Vote
On April 1st 2013, the provision of stop smoking services and campaigns passed from the NHS to local councils. This will mean them spending a considerable amount of taxpayer's money on useless (NRT - Note 1) and dang ....8th April 2013. Second Hand Smoke = Fraudulent?
Scientists in general and epidemiologists in particular are on trial. At stake are their reputations and their good names. In fact it is far more serious than that: the reputation of higher education is also at risk. The fallout from junk sci ....3rd April 2013. Can Smoking Help Cardiac Arrhythmia?
(This is Tanya's personal story, in her own words.)
There have been a number of times when doctors have been proven to be wrong: could this be another case of doctors saying what they are told to say by the powers that be?
After g ....30th March 2013. A Week in Junk Science
Yet more policy-led evidence?
'Science has become a political football to be controlled to stage-manage advocacy for a pre-set agenda. We can't afford it to be', says Dave Atherton, as he takes us through a number of examples ....8th March 2013. The Statistical Bludgeon
Today we link to a recent essay by Professor John Brignell. It is well worth reading in full. Here are the first two paragraphs:
In the dark ages literacy was a secret jealously guarded by the senior clerics. It gave them power in the mono ....5th March 2013. Government to legislate for Plain Packaging
So, they ignored the consultation, then? Quelle surprise.
Story just in from The Guardian. Says will be announced in May.
Go to story here.
....4th March 2013. The Triumph of Faith over Science
Another article in The Commentator from F2C's Chairman, Dave Atherton; this time, on second-hand smoke.
The accusations are that second hand smoke (SHS) leads to “cot death (sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS), a .... Next 10 >>
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