Imagine the impact of a medicines supply shortage following the fall-out from a no-deal Brexit. In just 79 days we are going to be wrenched from our major medicines supply artery that provides essential drugs to millions of people in the UK. Despite the government’s claims of being fully prepared, this is likely to have potentially catastrophic consequences.
Whether you see the glass half empty or half full is not just an interesting social classification. Being an optimist or pessimist is likely to have a significant impact on your behaviour when faced with adversity, your approach to risk-taking, your career choices, your explanation of personal events, your relationships and most importantly your health.
Have you ever wondered why some individuals appear irrational and stubborn in their beliefs and attitudes towards an issue, person, or behaviour? In health matters, such biased or asymmetric updating of beliefs can have major long-term consequences.
It is said that we are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. We are experiencing a new sense of personal empowerment over our minds and bodies, driven by our belief in technological change, innovation and the sense that in the new realities of health 2.0 anything is possible.
We have all become so used to staring at our little black screens that we believe our mobiles represent the ultimate personal device. Think again. There are now new incarnations on the horizon that will integrate into our daily lives in ways in we can only begin to imagine.