HPV vaccine: a setback but not the end of the fight.

HPV vaccine: anger over decision not to extend NHS scheme to boys I have written about this before here and here and here The decision is disappointing and short sighted but predictable. Here’s the BDA’s opinion: “The decision by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), not to vaccinate boys against Human Papilloma VirusContinue reading “HPV vaccine: a setback but not the end of the fight.”

The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it…

From Ben Evans’ blog “Content isn’t King” ….  the device is the phone and the network is the internet. The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it. Internet advertising will be bigger than TV advertising this year, and Apple’s revenue is larger than the entire global pay TV industry. This is also whyContinue reading “The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it…”

In case you missed – TGBSL #31

TGBSL explained: In the second book of the semi-autobiographical series describing the progress of an Edinburgh medical graduate, Colin Douglas describes his hero, David Campbell’s, involvement with medical research. The book’s title is “The Greatest Breakthrough Since Lunchtime“ and the cynic in me always remembers it when I read headlines like these. I insist that I have a hugeContinue reading “In case you missed – TGBSL #31”

The Weekend Read – The 50 Rules of Life by Eric Sanford

I can find little about Eric Sanford online but I know that he is a journalist and photographer who fell into writing after spending too much time “drinking beer” when studying engineering at college. I believe he spends as much time as he can sailing – there is a scary account of his being sweptContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The 50 Rules of Life by Eric Sanford”

…businessmen, they do what’s good for them in the short term…

He’s writing about the music & media business but it could be health, education or sport…or banks or retail or travel or insurance… …or dentistry. That’s corporations for you, businessmen, they do what’s good for them in the short term, screw long term value, screw the shareholders ultimately, just do it for yourself…. Full pieceContinue reading “…businessmen, they do what’s good for them in the short term…”