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Study: patients know too little about sun protection http://www.univadis.co.uk/medical-news/ce9aaa862e0e05186ab33ebbbfc237ee?utm_content=buffer14feb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

from the Guardian

Drugs and the BNP: introducing Information is Beautiful

We should all read this from time to time, and remember how precious our National Health Service is in the UK..."Public leaflet for the NHS: The New National Health Service Production date: 2/1948 This public information leaflet advises on the new concept of a national health service for Britain. It was distributed by the Central Office of Information in 1948." (I pinned this over two years ago, but it is worthy of a repin!)

Rabies - every child's greatest fear in the 1970s (that and having your arm broken by a swan). Poster via Wellcome Library Collection. Seventies

from The Telegraph

Health

@pascalmeier74 Speed bumps could be removed to cut traffic pollution and save lives In a report looking at how to make air cleaner, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), said that measures which help motorists stay at a constant speed, rather than accelerating and decelerating, were preferable to humps. It follows a study earlier this year by Imperial College which found that forcing drivers to slow down and speed up again produces significant of harmful emissions…

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of their genes and their environment, but also certain aspects of their lives...

from Mail Online

'She may look clean, but...' 1940s anti-STD posters warn soldiers of the 'booby trap' of disease-ridden prostitutes

The 200th anniversary of John Snow’s birth on 15th March 2013 provides an occasion to celebrate Snow’s achievements - best known for his work on cholera, for a famous map, and for organizing the removal of a pump handle on Broad Street on 8th September 1854.