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Strange days indeed — some takeaway points from the Covid-19 crisis

By sa | Mar 31, 2020 |

It’s the only game in town at the moment — there’s no escaping the bug of the century right now…

Paying the ultimate price for telling the truth about the coronavirus

By sa | Mar 20, 2020 |

As the landscape continues to change with regard to Covid-19, conflicting information is emerging around transmission rates, mortalities, etc. Amid…

The gender agenda: Rights or wrongs?

By sa | Mar 9, 2020 |

Let me begin this brief piece by saying genuine, clinically-diagnosed gender dysphoria (GD) is an extremely upsetting and troubling condition…

Which political party will be back-pedalling on promises to cyclists?

By sa | Feb 28, 2020 |

As the dust settles on the general election and deals are being done in smoky rooms, it’s tempting to take…

China’s response to the coronavirus: Compare and contrast

By sa | Feb 17, 2020 |

At time of writing, the coronavirus outbreak in China and beyond is an evolving situation. The World Health Organisation has…

Fear and loathing in the current climate

By sa | Feb 4, 2020 |

Let me preface this by saying climate change is an issue to be taken very seriously and we all must…

Weaponised words and normalised nonsense

By sa | Jan 21, 2020 |

Hello. My name is Doug and I identify as ‘he/him’. If I had said anything like that in the secondary…

A weird, wonderful and wacky worldwide season

By sa | Dec 17, 2019 |

It’s that time of year again — some love it, others hate it and some are indifferent. For many, it’s…

Bon voyage to an unlikely pioneer of sexual health and awareness

By sa | Nov 25, 2019 |

No doubt you will have heard, in passing, of the death of broadcasting legend Gay Byrne recently. A million column…

Is depression ‘the price we pay for having an immune system’?

By sa | Nov 14, 2019 |

Now, bear with me and don’t shoot the messenger, but a major recent study is bound to cause a little…

‘Veisalgia’ — an over-recognised and easy-to-treat condition

By sa | Nov 1, 2019 |

You will no doubt have seen many patients with the condition named above, perhaps as well as some colleagues who…

Wine and wellbeing: ‘Take two litres and call me in the morning… ’

By sa | Oct 22, 2019 |

As the saying goes, ‘the poison is in the dose’ and medical practitioners in bygone days certainly had an unconventional…

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