Category Archives: Public Health

40 PER CENT INCREASE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN

Too many children look like this because they eat too many of this type of product and drink too much sugary drinks. Burgers and chips need to be treats and not part of a staple diet The number of children … Continue reading

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85 dead this winter from Flu

This is what happens with a really big sneeze if you don’t cover your mouth and nose. Please don’t spread the Flu virus which can be a killer A few years ago, there was a big health scare about flu. … Continue reading

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Is Liverpool 1 putting profits before Children’s Health?

Too many of our children look like this because they eating and drinking things like this. Liverpool 1 must say no to Coca-Cola Last Wednesday I wrote to Liverpool One in two ways to try and ascertain whether or not … Continue reading

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No the Sugar Tax won’t solve the obesity problem

This is the fourth blog I have done about obesity this year so you might think I am obsessed. You would be right. As the saying goes ‘obesity is the new tobacco’. Obesity is a killer either directly or by … Continue reading

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Social Workers – Our forgotten heroines and heroes

Prof June Thoburn who was recognised for outstanding work as a social worker and in support of social workers. Like many people the closest I get these days to social workers is looking at the ‘Clare in the Community’ cartoons … Continue reading

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Repeat Call to stop the Coca-Cola Van coming to Liverpool

Sugary drinks like coke are a  major cause of childhood obesity I have repeated a call made in the summer that Liverpool should not host the Coca Cola Van as it is currently intending to do in November in Williamson … Continue reading

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Are artificial 3G football pitches dangerous?

Has the FA done enough to ensure that its new artifical pitches are safe? I  have written to the Mayor of Liverpool asking him to suspend the installation of artificial 3G football pitches that the Council is planning to install … Continue reading

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