A rather disturbing new study has just appeared about the health of white males between 55 and 64 in the US and the UK. For some time researchers have known that the general health condition of us Yanks (including longevity) was worse than most developed countries. But usually that was put down to poor minority care. Not according to this new survey. In this one, white middle class, even rich, Americans are considerably unhealthier than their Brit counterparts by a variety of measures. No one, apparently, can figure out the reason for this (Most rich people in this country are well insured, so national health insurance does not seem to be the cause.). The most likely conclusion is that it is caused by the stress of the American lifestyle. So that settles it. I am going to quit blogging and take a nap. See you all later.