Category Archives: Health

Killing our insides?

A research report from Finland is the latest providing evidence that glyphosate is harmful to human health. It shows that it kills many species of the little inhabitants of the human gut. You may or may not know, but the … Continue reading

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The husband-and-wife team who may have saved the world

Both have Turkish parents but are German. They met at University, and barely took off a day from research for their wedding. They remind me of Pierre and Marie Curie, who also put service through research above all else. Do … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Inspiration, technology

Europe’s smoggiest city has decided to un-car itself

The city is Barcelona. In the early 20th century, it was redesigned to make it a convenient buzzalong for cars, in the name of progress. Now, it is to be re-redesigned to reverse this concept. Carrying the plan through will … Continue reading

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Long COVID: a question and answer

From Hilton Hiley: Hi Bob, I am glad you survived your opportunity to die, and amazed you could make me laugh about your experience. [Hilton is referring to my post, My bunyips are safe: 12th life] I wish I had … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Health, Psychology

Another reason not to poison your brain

Personally, I choose to avoid any substance that affects my brain (chocolate excepted, of course). Alcohol, cancer sticks, marijuana, and all the many other things that do nasty things to neurotransmitters hold no attraction, though, having worked with many people … Continue reading

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Staying sane despite the news

An excellent, brief article in Huffington Post by Julia Ries gives you 7 measures I approve of for caring for your mental wellbeing in our insane times. That man I refuse to call a President has had extraordinary treatment unavailable … Continue reading

Posted in Health, politics, Psychology

A doctor’s heartfelt words

Please read this brief, passionate essay by Dr. Dipti Barot, a medical practitioner who is a shining example of the best of her profession. She is glad Trump caught COVID19, and exactly describes my reaction. My only hope is that … Continue reading

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No, public transport won’t kill you

Please read this informative, well-researched article on the risks of public transport in the new COVID19 world. The summary is, once the rate of community infections falls to very low, public transport will be reasonably safe. If trains, buses etc. … Continue reading

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A first for Scientific American: endorsing a political candidate.

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history — until now” This editorial from one of the world’s most respected journals is worth reading. Regardless of other matters that may influence your vote, and whether you choose to … Continue reading

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The wisdom of a dying young man

Elliot Dallen is dying of cancer, at only 31 years of age. I find his story to be uplifting and inspiring. Please read what he has to say. When the little worries and annoyances of life drag you down, remember … Continue reading

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