Dr Joe Today

June 19th, 20170955 We all like good news. It is human nature. But not all news is good. This fact does not mean we can simply ignore it, tempting as that may be. In fact, it is often the...

June 5th, 201701069 Some weeks it is really hard to know where to even begin. Just when you think that health policy and the actions of governments have reached their lowest, they out do...

May 29th, 20170919 Recently I had the pleasure of presenting at the Friedman 17 conference on the creep of the nanny state into our lives. Regular readers will know my view on the...

April 17th, 201701398 The original concept of public health was to deal with outbreaks of and prevent spread of infectious diseases. This included advice on quarantine, and treatment. Useful...

April 3rd, 201701152 It is an interesting contrast that bad news sells in the media but not in medical research. Doom and gloom is more likely to sell papers or get clicks in the media. Yet...

February 13th, 201701176 In the movie Jerry Maguire there is famous line from the main character who yells “show me the money”. Following the money will usually explain much of what may on...

January 30th, 201701325 Humans like being scared. The popularity of horror films and “ghost train” rides are testament to that. In times gone by scary stories would be told around...
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