Category Archives: Health

Ambulance on Sark

Sark, one of the Channel Islands, doesn’t have cars. People move around mostly on bicycle. There are also some horse-drawn carriages and a few tractors, mainly to pick up supplies from the harbour. There are so few people that license … Continue reading

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A cigar a day keeps the doctor away

In Budapest, I saw this health warning on a cigar which I bought to reward myself for having run my best result ever in a half marathon: I don’t speak Hungarian, but the picture of an apple indicated to me … Continue reading

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A Date with Ebola

“I am Ebola,” he said, extending his hand with rather too much confidence, as if this was a job interview instead of a date. She hardly had time to sit down before he continued: “I am currently the most feared virus in the … Continue reading

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Cigars are good for your Health

“You can’t smoke in here! This is a hospital” the nurse snapped at me, although I hadn’t even lit the cigar. “And?” I asked. “You don’t seem to have read ‘The Magic Mountain’?” The gruff reply “We have a strict anti-smoking … Continue reading

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Power Breakfast

There are three objectives to a breakfast: read the newspaper wake up properly gather energy for the day Because I haven’t found any international newspapers yet in my small town in Romania, we shall focus on the two latter aspects. … Continue reading

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Shocking anti-tobacco pictures

Everyone knows that tobacco products are potentially dangerous, nobody is forced to smoke, and after the wide-ranging smoking bans in public places, there is hardly any harm caused to third parties. Yet, some countries require that shocking warning pictures be printed on … Continue reading

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“1493” by Charles C. Mann

1493 refers to the year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and as the second part of the title suggests, the book describes how Europe’s discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on earth. That sounds like an enormous … Continue reading

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