All posts tagged disease

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

To Fucking Meningitis

Without meaning to sound like an absolute plonker, I do believe that the number 3 is rather significant in life…ok, wait, before you roll your eyes and turn the page […]

What is the Human Soul? – The Dangers of Unsound Science [2/2]

In 1907, American physician Duncan MacDougall claimed to have weighed the human soul by placing dying people on a set of industrial measuring scales. He claimed that a half to […]

Victoria Park and East London’s Contradictions

Victoria Park is a potent symbol of East London’s many contradictions, straddling the fluid border between South Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Here you can see impossibly expensive townhouses, staring down […]

CONFESSIONS OF A MODERN-DAY LEPER

I thought I had it all. I was lucky enough to have been born into what they used to call a ‘middle-class family.’ But I guess my mother was right; […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

Drug addicts: Are they weak-willed? Or really lacking in power to change?  I can think of times in my life when I was super strong-willed to get what I wanted, […]

A Fight Worth Fighting!

My cousin Archie is polite, clever, and has a smile that will melt your heart, a wonderful boy, so why is each day a battle? In 2008, at just three […]

What Exactly is a Superfood?

As next year will be fast approaching when August comes around, and the excitement of stationary shopping will pretty much cease by the 2nd of September, we need to find […]