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Worried Sick

by | 2nd, February 2007

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.

And if it can’t think any up, it looks at the latest scientific research.

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


“MY LITTLE GIRL, ANOREXIC AT 12. Traumatised by her parents’ divorce, Byrony tried to regain control of her life in the only way she knew how – she stopped eating. Her story will haunt everyone with a young daughter” – Something for mum and dad to look forward to

“Operations cut for lack of sterile equipment”

“Will universities reject children of the well-educated?” – Answer right and get into Cambridge

“14th-century documents reveal that the author of the Canterbury Tales once paid a young women to halt a court case, raising a very disturbing questions…WAS CHAUCER A RAPIST?” – The Pervert of Bath


“Mothers to be turned away in labour wards midwife crisis” – Cross your legs time, ladies

“Yes, we CAN restore pride in Britishness…but only if we halt the destruction of our values by those who have no values at all” – Max Hastings saves the day

“The hidden danger of trainers with wheels” – This year’s chopper bikes

1200 – The predicted shortage of GPs by 2010
300 billion – The number of cells in the human liver

“Thousands of elderly patients are being subdued with ‘chemical coshes’ that – as this Special Investigation reveals – are putting their lives at risk. DOPED TO KEEP THEM QUIET” – Let’s all get stoned

“Last week the Mail revealed controversial claims that statins, the new heart wonder drugs, are of no use to most people. But most experts disagree. So who’s right? STATINS: THE TRUTH” – Which is?

“Michael Aspel was told there was a 50-50 chance his cancer would kill him..but he still said no to treatment” – This Is Your Life

“Warning: being clean is bad for our health”

“DOUBTING DOCTORS WRECKED MY LIFE. Vicky was born with the agony of Crohn’s disease, but for years specialists accused her of faking it…until she ended up in a wheelchair”


“Day the lights went out on liberal Britain. A chilling new morality imposed by the state is destroying our tolerant and free society” – Melanie Phillips writes wrongs

“Look out deer, the wolves are coming back” – Wolves in your garden

“Shoppers face egg shortage” – Easter eggs?


“1.1 million on benefits because they aren’t happy enough to work”

“Money is the biggest worry as our stress hits epidemic levels”

“Refugees wanred over ‘grim reality’ of life in Britain” – Refugees in Northern France are told the worst about rising house prices

“Pollution ‘raises the risk of heart disease’” – University of Washington in Seattle says so



“Stranded, the giants of the Arctic whose world is melting away” – Save a Polar Bear

“I adore my wife, but like many men, I struggle to says ‘I love you’. Is that such a bad thing?” – No, Tom Utley. But telling the world about it might be shameful

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