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Collateral damage from laws around euthanasia | Letters

23/01/2019 Letters 0

Readers respond to an article by Christopher de Bellaigue that asked whether euthanasia has gone too farIn response to the excellent article on what we can learn from the expanding practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands (Death on demand: Has euthana…

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Carbohydrates, fibre and a healthy diet | Letters

15/01/2019 Letters 0

Low-carb does not mean no-carb, nor does it mean low-fibre, says Sue Morgan. Vegetables are stuffed full of fibre, points out Dr Nick Evans. The ketogenic diet should not be dismissed as a dangerous fad, says Anna McGuirkLow-carb does not mean no-carb,…

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Alex Glasgow and the post-pub revolution | Brief letters

15/01/2019 Letters 0

Price rise | In praise of the Guardian | Alex Glasgow | Ynys Môn | Viagra treatment for goutI return to Blighty after a week’s holiday in Brussels, and what do I find? You’ve increased the price of the paper to £2.20. What is a pensioner to do? Decisio…

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Craving insight into addiction | Letters

13/01/2019 Letters 0

Dr David Marjot on the anti-boredom effect, and Dr Ian Flintoff on the damage done by a materialist societyI am a retired consultant psychiatrist who specialised in the field of addiction (Constant craving: is addiction on the rise?, G2, 9 January). My…

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NHS cash is welcome but is it all an illusion? | Letters

08/01/2019 Letters 0

Letters from Frank Field MP, Giuseppe Bignardi, Colin Pritchard and Peter Roderick on the merits or otherwise of Theresa May’s funding plansThe logjam in the political debate on how to finance our welfare state, and particularly the NHS, is described c…

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Learning to deal with mental health issues | Letters

07/01/2019 Letters 0

Readers respond to research suggesting that the link between social media use and depressive symptoms is stronger for girls than boysThe latest findings by University College London support our own research that found girls are significantly more likel…

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Figures on vaping safety need clarifying | Letter

02/01/2019 Letters 0

Peter Ayton says Public Health England’s interpretation of recent research hugely understates the relative harm of smoking compared with vapingPublic Health England’s use of smoking as a benchmark for the relative safety of vaping (Public Health Englan…

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Act now to reduce health inequalities | Letters

12/12/2018 Letters 0

Thirty senior public health experts from the north of England say cuts to public health grants should be reversedThere are substantial and growing health inequalities within England. These show that premature death rates are 20% higher for people livin…

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NHS spent money on ads instead of jabs | Brief letters

10/12/2018 Letters 0

Flu jab | Shire elections | Navy photo | Brexit | Theresa MaySarah Matthews (Letters, 10 December) describes the difficulty that she experienced in getting a flu jab from her GP and local pharmacist after having been exhorted to do so as an over-65 by …