Posts Tagged ‘Cancer

18
Aug
09

Should we all lead transparent lives?

TwitterJeff Jarvis is a man whose thoughts I always pay close attention to. I don’t always agree with him, but he continually tests the assumptions that we make about which parts of our lives we can and should share. Now he has followed his arguments through and decided to blog and tweet about the news that he has prostate cancer.

Here, he lays out why there will come a time when the benefits of us sharing the details of our lives will outweigh all concerns about privacy. In a previous column he’s argued that all journalists should be open about who they vote for. Do you agree? And would you be willing to be open about your qualifications, marital history, political inclinations, health and just about everything else? And if we all followed suit, would that create a world you’d be excited to live in? Also worth considering these recent stories about Twitter… Continue reading ‘Should we all lead transparent lives?’

16
Mar
09

On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?

_45569807_niteshifts1261The Danish government has set a precedent by paying out compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after working night shifts. The move comes after the UN-backed International Agency For Research On Cancer found that there was an increased likelihood of developing cancer for those who worked nights.

Are you a night worker? Do you feel you’re risking your health for the sake of your job? Continue reading ‘On air: Are employers killing you by making you work nights?’

10
Jul
08

Would legalising cannabis benefit your community?

Today we’re talking about Cannabis on the programme, it comes from a debate you started here on the blog on the talking points page. Two states in America, California and Oregon, are considering whether cannabis should be legalised and sold alongside alcohol in stores. The argument goes that it would boost the local economy by employing more people, farmers would be able to grow it, it would raise more taxes and free up police to focus on catching the “real” criminals. Continue reading ‘Would legalising cannabis benefit your community?’




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