I am laughing so hard right now, all because of my possessed toothbrush. I changed its batteries yesterday only to find it buzzing uncontrollably tonight, I couldn’t even open the cap to remove the batteries! I only wish this phenomenon could have been caught on video!
No wonder I can barely keep my eyes open! I was hoping for an early night and took a little Tylenol pm to assist in giving me a full rest… that was three hours ago and I completely forgot, then wondered why I was struggling to keep my eyes open whilst writing emails! zzzzz
I’m convinced that the mentally ill sometimes understand the world far better than the rest of us. Today I had a humbling moment to put things back into perspective, reminding me there are far larger concerns than those in the forefront of my mind today. It happened at the post office when an elderly, mentally ill man turned to me out of the blue and grumbled, “stop worrying, we’re all having a hard time”. It’s a lesson I seem to need learning repeatedly but when it occurs I am so thankful.
“All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”—Dr Martin Luther King Jr
Interesting article written by Rebecca Coelius, friend and colleague, medical student and founder of SpanAfrica. Written as commentary from doctor to tech entrepreneur, it includes salient information about the shift toward utilising effective technology in health care- what works and what is potentially more harmful to patients.
Listen to this report of the relationship between money and motivation, featuring UCL Psychology professor Adrian Furnham. What’s the difference between the investment banker’s perception of happiness and the average Jo? £350,000.
So of course I’m skeptical of any news headline containing the words: ‘linked to cancer’ but I couldn’t resist reading this one from BBC Health.
The article explains the links between processed meat and pancreatic cancer through obesity. It goes on to describe a Swedish study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, which found that individual eating on average 50g processed meat per day have a 19% increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The article then illustrated that 50g may be a few slices of bacon or sausage. Fair enough, Brits like their sausages… but actually the examples are rather extreme and could be far more relatable to the general public. Indeed the processed ham on your Pret sandwich or the cubed chicken in your M&S salad for lunch today will also be processed meat.
This article, whilst pointing to some key, likely credible (given the BJC publication) research findings, is still telling the story to the masses without simply describing its salience to daily nutrition.