Tag Archives: Health

How clutter affects your health

Being thankful for what you don’t have might be just as important as being thankful for what you do have. Home organization guru Marie Kondo has sparked an international phenomenon with her KonMari method of tidying up. Her process is based on figuring out which possessions “spark joy” in you, and getting rid of the… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed… Read More »