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Road To Oblivion

by | 3rd, April 2006

‘EVERY day of every week the Mail thinks up imaginative ways to remind you that life is cruel and you are going to experience pain and die.

Here is a selection of things that will kill you and yours from last week’s paper of doom…


“BETRAYAL OF THE ELDERY – Abuse and neglect in hospitals rife as Labour’s pledges go unfulfilled, says devastating report” – Report by Healthcare Commission, the Audit Commission and Commission for Social Care Inspection finds mixed wards and lack of care in NHS

“£1billion in the red – As NHS debt mounts, bosses prepare to axe thousands of staff”

“How society ‘suffers while mothers are out working’” – Professor Alison Wolf warns “the old, unpaid female labour force is now otherwise engaged”

Doncaster today

“DR FINLAY’S CHEQUEBOOK – GPs used to work round the clock, for average pay, at the heart of our communities. Then Labour changed their contracts, cut their hours and made them the best paid doctors in Europe. So much for putting patients first…”

“Girl, ten, dies after three doctors fail to spot meningitis”


“CAN YOU TRUST THE BACK CRACKERS?” – Are chiropractors doing more harm than good?

“Diabetics hit by insulin shortage” – Chemists are running out of the drug

“Did my mobile phone trigger my brain tumour” – Adrian Thompson wonders was caused his tumour

“Doctors said I had anorexia. But in truth a hidden cancer was killing me” – Caroline Lovell had a tumour the size of a grapefruit


“NHS cash crisis may shut down hospital” – Delancey Rehabilitation and Assessment Hospital in Leckhampton may shut down. Or it may not

“IVF for the rich only?” – Professor Deborah Spar, of Harvard Business Scholl, says if prices continue to rise at private clinics, only the rich will be able to afford IVF


“Risk of liver damage to weekend drinkers” – Doctors warn

“£2bn shortfall in NHS ‘may hit bird flu fight’” – So suggests a report in the Health Service Journal

“LONG HOURS AT THE OFFICE CAN LEAVE YOU ‘JETLAGGED’” – So say scientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich


“A woman addled by drink and lying semi-comatose in the street. No, not a depraved image portrayed by Hogarth, but a scene in the same street on a typical Thursday night in modern Britain – GIN LANE 2006”

“96 per cent of dentists expect shake-up to hit NHS patients” – Government contracts may be bad for your teeth’

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