Friday, 5 September 2008

What makes some of us sicker than others?

macdoctor tears the plaster off a scab

The good doc give a common sense view on a highly politicised piece of research

This from the Dom this morning.

Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale says Tony Blakeley, director of the Health Inequalities Research Programme at the University of Otago.
In a New Zealand Medical Journal editorial, Dr Blakeley said widening geographic inequalities in death rates from ischaemic heart disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have marked differences between District Health Board regions.
He based the warning on research published in the journal arguing that higher rates of ill health among poor people are leading to differences in a mortality rates between regions.

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