Teaching Health vs. Being Told ... and waiting to become sick!

Taking personal responsibility for health means finding new answers to these old questions, and also some new ones. As our technological society develops, what impact does this have on our health? What do we mean when we talk about ‘healthy cities’ – particularly where there are rats on the streets and mould in our walls. What do we mean by wellness, when we spend 90% of our time indoors? often in damp and mouldy homes which is threaten our physical and mental wellbeing.

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#365: Instagram ... For Better or For Worse

When it comes to the health implications of social media, it's hard to decide what's good for us. Amid the contradictory advice and sensationalised media reports on the state of technology, it's easy to follow the siren calls of those clever algorithms. Driven by our compulsive appetites, the tech industry is intent on developing ever more powerful channels and platforms.

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School's out for summer, and people are going hungry!

Underlying the 21st century crises of child poverty and food insecurity are profound questions about why we tolerate such problems at all. If managed well, the resources are available to feed the world’s population well. It’s time to re-think today’s model of healthcare provision to meet the needs of the future generations. The obvious step, long overdue, is to tackle the pandemic of poor nutrition – a common factor in many preventable health conditions. #personbeforepatient

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Ruth Wilson
Why are we waiting to be sick?

Health is overwhelmingly complex. It’s a multi-faceted challenge: economically, cognitively, emotionally & socially. Consequently, the health industry is complicated too. Provision of care and medicine has become commoditized and reactive. #personbeforepatient

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