Blog Archives: November 2009

Comin’ for to carry you home

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Office if National Statistics (ONS) is beginning to release detailed stats showing who died of what last year. Fascinating. We’ll all be one of those, one day.

All sorts of things I didn’t know. Twice as many women die of Alzheimer’s than men—a factor of men dying so much younger, I suppose. I was surprised by the number of perinatal deaths; I thought there were more. Gosh, 87 men died last year of breast cancer…

The NHS enables you to do a little light prognosticating on your own behalf. Have a play with its Atlas of Risk here.

Have a pore over the ONS spreadsheet here.

Do chimps grieve?

Monday, 2 November 2009

I don’t know if you saw this picture/read this story. It’s certainly an affecting picture (click on it to make it bigger).

Read the story in the Daily Mail here.
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