Let Me Take You Back….

    As one of the original Tainted Blood committee members, I immediately started writing articles for World AIDS Day related to the haemophiliacs super-infected due to the contaminated blood scandal. I was fortunate to build relationships with a number of media teams. This led to the editor asking me to write another article for the March 2008 Edition for Positive […]

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Let Me Take You Back: 70’s Music

70’s Music Pop Elton John became the decade’s biggest solo pop star,[21] releasing diverse styles of music that ranged from ballads to arena rock; some his most popular songs included “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (the latter a duet with Kiki Dee). Other European soft rock major artists of the decade […]

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Let Me Take You Back: Television we watched in the 70’s

Television we watched in the 70’s 70’s Advertisements Classic British Adverts From The 1970s 70’s Drama The Sweeney The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme’s title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for “Flying Squad”. The programme was shot on 16mm film […]

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Let Me Take You Back – 1970’s

In the music charts we had David Bowie, Elton John and some of the great disco classics. 70’s Politics As the world entered the new decade, Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson was in residence at number 10 Downing Street. Harold Wilson He would be voted out of power in June, 1970 when Conservative, Edward Heath took office. The Prime Minister […]

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How Blood-Plasma Companies Target the Poorest Americans

How Blood-Plasma Companies Target the Poorest Americans The industry’s business model depends on there being plenty of people who need cash quickly.   Medicaid, housing subsidies, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—these are some of the things that make up the backbone of the U.S.’s social safety net. And the federal government, guided by President Trump’s proposed budget for 2019, is seeking to […]

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Mental Health: Closeted Teens More Than Twice As Likely To Attempt Suicide

Examples of individuals who are classified with sexual orientation discordance include people who either identified as gay or lesbian but had sexual contact with only the opposite sex or with both sexes, or individuals who identified as heterosexual but had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes. According to the CDC’s Francis Annor, sexual orientation discordance in young […]

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Contaminated Blood Scandal Updates & Media

Contaminated Blood Scandal Updates & Media   Panorama – Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth Published on 11 May 2017 It has been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. More than 2,000 people died and thousands more were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being treated with contaminated blood products. All the victims […]

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