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Simon Crompton
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Writer and editor specialising in health and wellbeing.
Writer and editor specialising in health and wellbeing.

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Former pharma: more bad treatments for bad legs Danger Man’s Doctor devotees will
remember our belated expose of the National Infirmary for Bad Legs – an
elaborate long-con hospital that lured thousands into shelling out for a quack leg
treatment called Tre...
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The circle of ignorance and why stupid people think they know everything “The more you know, the more you
know you don’t know.” So wise is the saying (or something like it) that at
different times it’s been attributed to Aristotle, Socrates, David Byrne,
Do...
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Cake and regurgitating babies: words, words, words Think about the words you hear, and how they affect you. When someone says: “Would you like a slice of chocolate sponge cake?” does that somehow paint a different picture in your mind than “Would you like a...
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Former Pharma: Tremol and the National Infirmary for Bad Legs What’s the difference between a legitimate medicine and a quack cure? Until medicine regulations were introduced in the 1960s, it was virtually impossible to tell – especially when the product wa...
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Deafened by a killer yukka (nearly) Clogwog/Foter/Creative Commons Last week I was nearly deafened by a yukka plant. It’s certainly up there, as odd injuries go. You may be interested to know that every year there are around 2,500 household plant-related in...
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"I say Holmes, have you seen this rum story about meningiomas in today's Times?" The curious case of the mobile phone and the elusive tumour  I’ve been trying to think of the right word to describe how we should read health stories in newspapers, magazines ...
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Age of the sugar-free caveman High protein diets are as deadly as cigarettes. Sugar is addictive and the real cause of diabetes and the obesity epidemic. Diets high in saturated fat are not bad for you... Boy, it’s been a week and a half of headlines when i...
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Forgotten gurus: Lionel Stebbing “Be tall”; “Robust health”; “Manly strength”; “Double your stamina”. Through the 1920s and 30s, advertisements for the Stebbing System in comics and magazines tantalised boys and young men with the prospect of a rock-hard, m...
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A letter to Bill Bailey part 2: the scary bits Dear Bill Bailey Hyena Reality/Free Digital Photos Here is my (probably not) much-awaited second letter to you. As you’ll remember, I’ve got worries about the messages that Prostate Cancer UK is putting out as ...
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A letter to Bill Bailey Dear Mr Bailey I’m a fan, but hopefully not in a spooky way. My children have been brought up on Part Troll, Dandelion MInd, your Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra and even your peculiar Birdwatching Bonanza. I’m delighted that, as f...
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