Tag Archives: Best Health

What are the odds of that?

The front page of today’s Times announces a proposal that children should have ‘lessons in gambling’ at school. It’s enough to make the Methodist maiden aunts reach for the smelling salts, but actually it sounds quite a good idea to me. Understanding risk is one of the toughest lessons we learn. Mostly, we make decisions […]

Living with uncertainty

One of the questions that doctors supposedly ask patients to test their mental orientation is ‘who’s the prime minister?’ It’s not just the terminally confused who’d have problems with that one at the moment. (Although, technically, at time of writing, it’s still Gordon Brown.) Nothing brings out the schadenfreude quite like watching political pundits trying to […]