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Older people’s organs can still save lives | Letters

14/11/2018 Letters 0

Anthony Clarkson, interim director of NHS organ donation and transplantation, Sue Cartlidge and Ron Brewer respond to a previous letter from Jeanne Felmingham querying whether it’s worth having a donor card at the age of 83Re Jeanne Felmingham’s letter…

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In search of a fairer system of taxation | Letters

08/11/2018 Letters 0

Readers respond to Polly Toynbee’s suggestion that the inability to raise tax has become Britain’s political diseasePolly Toynbee’s suggestion that higher taxes for all are inevitable (The refusal to raise tax has become our national disease, 6 Novembe…

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Child imprisonment is wrong – let’s end it | Letter

08/11/2018 Letters 0

Representatives of Article 39, Inquest, the Howard League and the National Association for Youth Justice join others to announce the launch this month of England’s first collaborative campaign to end the incarceration of under-18sMark Johnson is right …

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Too late for Norris the Rubberman, alas | Brief letters

08/11/2018 Letters 0

Lewes bonfire and dogs | Grimsby’s heritage | Nettle soup | Roald Dahl, Churchill and racism | BookTrust | Theresa May’s churchgoingThe reference to “the vanity of the bonfires” (Letters, 5 November) with regard to Lewes bonfire was amusing and apt. Bu…

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Social prescribing’s new chapter | Letters

06/11/2018 Letters 0

Giving away books on the NHS can help patients with mental illnesses, says Edward Rosen, and walking in groups also has big health benefits, according to Phoebe Harris. Martin Smith is impressed by his GP practiceArifa Akbar (Books on the NHS? A lovely…

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Families can have say on organ donation | Letters

06/11/2018 Letters 0

Ensuring that relatives’ wishes are central to the process is a crucial part of maintaining trust in the transplant system, says Katharine WrightYour editorial on organ donation (3 November) is right to challenge the assumption that moving to an opt-ou…

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No-deal fears over drug supplies | Letters

04/11/2018 Letters 0

Concerns about the availability of vital medicines after Brexit are raised by Lisa Parker, Steven Burkeman, David Moore and Gill Sellen.Regarding Patrick Cosgrove’s letter (I don’t want to go blind due to Brexit, 29 October), I would like to make a sim…

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The big fat debate on cholesterol and statins | Letters

02/11/2018 Letters 0

Sue Morgan, Maurice Buchalter and Avril Danczak respond to a recent Guardian article on ‘cholesterol-deniers’Those who advocate a low-fat diet to reduce cholesterol (Heart breakers, G2, 30 October) have had 50 years to test their hypotheses and the res…

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I don’t want to go blind due to Brexit | Letter

28/10/2018 Letters 0

Patrick Cosgrove worries that he may lose access to his daily eyedrops if the UK crashes out of EUI take daily eyedrops because I have hereditary glaucoma. The medicine, Ganfort, is made in Ireland (Patients might have to hoard drugs if UK crashes out …

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I don’t want to go blind due to Brexit | Letter

28/10/2018 Letters 0

Patrick Cosgrove worries that he may lose access to his daily eyedrops if the UK crashes out of EUI take daily eyedrops because I have hereditary glaucoma. The medicine, Ganfort, is made in Ireland (Patients might have to hoard drugs if UK crashes out …

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The best slogans for remainers to chant | Letters

26/10/2018 Letters 0

Readers including Shirley Williams find hope in the People’s March and offer their anti-Brexit slogansThanks for the spectacular photographs (Report, 22 October) of last Saturday’s great anti-Brexit march, but there is another story to be told as well….

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Food additives and their impact on our health | Letters

17/10/2018 Letters 0

Responses to the government’s decision that folic acid will be added to all flour to reduce the prevalence of spina bifidaWith the happy news of the impending royal birth (Harry and Meghan expecting baby in the spring, 16 October) and finally the decis…

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Liverpool led the way on water fountains | Letters

17/10/2018 Letters 0

Philanthropist Charles Melly saw a free supply of water as an antidote to drunkenness, writes Susan Major. Plus Harry Holloway recalls his favourite public toilet in LondonLondon has made a big splash about installing public drinking fountains (Londone…