Outbreak management principle: "The incubation period of the virus ranges from 2 to 21 days which means that an infected person can take up to 21 days to develop symptoms.
An outbreak of Ebola is declared over when 42 days have passed since the last confirmed case tests negative for the virus. So, the count of the 42 days starts when the last confirmed case is declared free of the virus." https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/this-outbreak-of-ebola-was-contained-what-went-right-this-time?utm_content=bufferf3a97&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer (more…)
" Symptoms of food allergy include swelling of the lips, face, tongue, throat or other parts of the body, flushing, itching of the eyes, hives or eczema and breathing difficulties." Http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/how-to-deal-with-food-allergies?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10#link_time=1503359333 (more…)
Optimal level of vitD: "The most important factor is having your vitamin D serum leve ltested every six months, as people vary widely in their response to ultraviolet exposure or oral D3 supplementation. Your goal is to reach a clinically relevant serum level of 50-70 ng/ml, and to maintain that level year-round. You should test at your highest point, which is typically August and again at your lowest point, which is usually February.." http://theheartysoul.com/vitamin-d-benefits/?t=JERFP (more…)
I thought about this subject before and came to three grouping : 1) structured 2) un-structured 3) semi-structured. Structured management provides focus , concentration, good & "safe" results , albeit only for the things focused on, i.e. Maths, English etc, Career and Family. "Un-structured" on the other hand, is NOT un-useful. It probably is a necessary component for self-discovery , original thinking ,creativity, solving unknowns and risk management. However, it is open-ended and ought to beware of overindulgence. Semi-structured probably is the more pragmatic / feasible version of unstructured approach. Therefore, the need to have semi-structured approaches / "syllabus" in childhood development may have been overlooked by some parents. For that matter, it might also be relevant for corporate and at national levels. I would offer the following suggestions : 1)Experiential learning. 2)Learn by mistake ("the hard way"). 3)Empathetic learning? (Imagine what will happen if...).4) Traumatic learning (wake up ur bloody idea) . 5) classical Critical Thinking education. (more…)
New understanding of Parkinson disease : "The first clue that this transition may start outside the brain came about a decade ago, when pathologists reported seeing the <> in nerves of the gut during autopsies – both in people with Parkinson’s and in those without symptoms but who had the fibres in their brain. They suggested the trigger was some unknown microbe or toxin.
The finding made sense because people with Parkinson’s often report digestive problems – mainly constipation – starting up to 10 years before they notice tremors. Interestingly, another early symptom of Parkinson’s is loss of smell. It may be no coincidence, says Burn, that the nose and gut are two organs where nerve cells are exposed to the outside world – and to potentially problematic toxins and microbes." https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23231024-100-parkinsons-disease-may-start-in-the-gut-and-travel-to-the-brain/?campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-health (more…)
Norovirus. "Stomach flu". Hi, in light of the rising trend of norovirus, we have brought in the test kits for norovirus, rotavirus and adenovirus. In addition to send out tests code Stool FeMe and Stool culture (salmonella, shigella, campylobacter). In general, the More severe / recalcitrant the diarrhea , the better pick-up rate by the tests. Severe means > 5x large amounts per day. Recalcitrant > 4 days. Repeat test should be perform to increase the sensitivity. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/01/05/dreaded-stomach-flu-wreaking-havoc-on-families-and-its-only-going-to-get-worse/?utid=sm_fb&utm_term=.fc3c577c7916 (more…)