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The words of the prophets
  1. David S Morrison
  1. Greater Glasgow NHS Board, Dalian House, PO Box 15329, 350 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G3 8YZ, UK; david.morrisongghb.scot.nhs.uk

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    Public health professionals are increasingly engaged in evaluating knowledge and attitudes about health among populations and a variety of validated qualitative and quantitative methods are in use.

    Graffiti—whether on subway walls, tenement halls, or on a bus shelter in Glasgow, UK (picture)—may also provide useful insights into public health concerns. “DON’T WORRY ABOUT FAT. ADDITAVES (sic) ARE THE REAL ENEMY” reflects how fears about new food technologies may be of greater concern than conventional public health nutritional priorities.

    (The empty sand-timer is an advertisement that social benefits books are being withdrawn).


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