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Sheila Bird :: Mon, 19/07/2010 - 10:54

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Combat deaths in Afghanistan: the UK's disproportionate sacrifice

The latest data on combat deaths in Afghanistan show that the gap in fatality rates between the UK and the US has widened still further.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 07/07/2010 - 16:46

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Dame Deirdre’s still-unanswered questions on swine flu

Dame Deirdre Hine’s report on the 2009 Influenza Pandemic  makes a strong appeal for publication of the analyses on which the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) relied, a

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 05/07/2010 - 11:21

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Flu deaths: a triumph of statistics, not virology

Dame Deirdre Hine’s report on swine flu, published last Friday, acquits all involved of blame for spending £1.2 billion on a pandemic that turned out to be mild.

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 24/06/2010 - 12:25

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Recent military fatalities in Afghanistan: change to 10-weekly reporting

Clive Fairweather and I have reported 20-weekly on a) militar

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 21/06/2010 - 13:20

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Counting the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Daily Telegraph and other media are today reporting newly released figures that, out of its reserves, UK has spent £8.22 and £9.9 billion  respectively for the militar

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 14/06/2010 - 09:27

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How many have died in Iraq?

The conflict in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003 has claimed many thousands of lives. But how many, exactly?

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 15/04/2010 - 15:23

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How lethal is mephedrone? Dealing with registration delays

Mephedrone will soon join the list of banned drugs, as a result of the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to classify it as a Class B drug alongside cannabis and amphetamines.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 26/03/2010 - 11:03

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Waiting for data on child deaths from pandemic flu

Three months into 2010, we still have no data on the number of children who died as a result of pandemic flu in 2009.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 24/03/2010 - 18:04

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Getting a balanced picture of mephedrone, cocaine and ecstasy

Mephedrone-related deaths are being reported in the press without all the right questions being asked.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 05/03/2010 - 15:43

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How many casualties in Afghanistan?

 Fatalities in Afghanistan are regularly reported in the media, but the numbers injured are less often examined.