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120 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: michael_b 03 February 2015 11:33:56PM *  1 point [-]

Noted. To be clear, the question I'm asking is why is OP a more worthy authority than the rest?

Why should we listen to OP and not follow, say, the UK's NHS healthy living guidelines? I hope the answer is better than "because nobody at the NHS is a member of LW"

Comment author: ChristianKl 05 February 2015 01:50:08AM 4 points [-]

For political reasons the NHS couldn't write things like

In general, you should not assume that medical staff are competent. Triple check dangerous prescriptions. If you don’t know whether a prescription is dangerous, assume it is. Ask medical staff if they’ve washed their hands (yes, this is actually still a major problem). Sharpie on yourself which side of your body a surgery is supposed to happen on, along with your name and what the surgery is for (seriously).

Comment author: michael_b 06 February 2015 09:27:31AM 0 points [-]

Fair point.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 04 February 2015 11:21:00PM 1 point [-]

Ditto for these NHS healthy living guidelines. Where do I contradict them? I had thought my main takeaways were pretty uncontroversial WRT mainstream advice.