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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 15:02

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Different strokes for different folks

“Stroke takes enormous toll on Hollywood stars” reads a press release for a study pr

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 11/01/2011 - 18:13

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Much ado about New York abortions

Anti-abortion campaigners in New York have recently been shocked by the discovery that 41 per cent of pregnancies in the city end in terminations.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 04/01/2011 - 14:47

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Waiting times raise the political temperature

Andrew Lansley’s appearance before the Health Select Committee on December 12 produced an argument fit for the fourth form.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/12/2010 - 14:22

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Do mothers’ mobiles beget badly-behaved babies?

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I never travel without my copy of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 06/12/2010 - 17:36

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Darkness at Noon

An excellent analysis of the benefits of shifting the clocks forward by an

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 26/10/2010 - 16:52

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Fishing for significance

Fish and the oils it contains are supposed to be good for mothers-to-be and their children.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 05/08/2010 - 08:31

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Wacky numbers on the learning disabled

Last month’s least likely claim appeared in The Times (9 July, below).

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 29/03/2010 - 17:07

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Not in our stars but in ourselves

Why are poorer people unhealthier? A commonsense response would be because they behave more unhealthily.

Hamish Birchall :: Wed, 03/03/2010 - 11:45

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Public Health shock: Scots match English for healthy life expectancy

What would it take to narrow the gap in life expectancy between Scotland and England? A revolution in Scottish eating habits, most experts might say.

Achintya Rao :: Thu, 11/02/2010 - 09:35

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Watch TV and die

A paper in the journal