Category Archives: health

Why are we still using GDP?

For more than 70 years our economic system has been using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the yardstick measurement of our economy. This yardstick measures only economic activity. It was meant to help reduce poverty using “trickle down” economics. But … Continue reading

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Will Reform of Social Care Ever Take Place?

In 1997 the then Prime Minister of the UK indicated that he “did not want children to be brought up in a country where the only way pensioners can get long term care is by selling their home.” Here we … Continue reading

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A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic

We all had plans for 2020. And then a global health pandemic happened. Nearly a year ago, life as we knew it began to change. From work to school to home, almost every aspect of daily life took a hit. … Continue reading

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Weight Management – still a struggle

It has been a wee while since I posted an update on how I’m coping with my weight. It has been a continuing struggle to loose weight. My attempts have not been fruitful. My excercise is OK, am walking enough … Continue reading

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‘Normal’ has failed vulnerable people

For the world’s most vulnerable people the last thing they need is to get back to normal. The current pandemic has exposed the fragility of farming and food systems around the world. Farming wasn’t working before  now, millions of smallholder … Continue reading

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