Tagged: Public Health

The Social Lens of Social Medicine - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 16, 2010

Tim Parke, the Clinical Director of Auckland Hospital Emergency Department, has written an opinion piece in today’s Herald, extolling the virtues of state health care. “Universal” health care, as he calls it. That word immediately alerts me to the socialist thinking that will be behind the article. The most obvious aspect of state health is [...] Related posts: … Read More

MacDonald’s to advise the UK Government on health policy - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Nov 15, 2010

Yes — you read the title correctly. And no, it isn’t April Fools Day. Recent reports from the UK newspaper The Guardian state that, ’the UK Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of … Read More

Who cares about New Zealand’s waistline? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Oct 19, 2010

A conference held in Wellington yesterday (18 October 2010) by the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, an Institute of the University of Otago, looked at this very question. Bringing together a whole range of experts, including Government, health professionals, media and the food industry, the presenters looked at the evidence base for public health measures … Read More

Spam Journalism #81 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 02, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article I was amused to see this article is the Herald yesterday. Talk about trying to rehash old news… Two more deaths but swine flu cases fall Twenty deaths this year have been swine flu-related but health authorities say the [...] Related posts: … Read More

Flu Chaos - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh May 22, 2010

The Herald reports that a report by Martin Dawe of the first two weeks of the Swine Flu epidemic is intensely critical of the lack of planning and poor coordination of data resources. This was the MacDoctor’s impression of the entire debacle. I knew of a potentially deadly strain of Mexican flu three days before [...] Related posts: … Read More