This is a very succinct point about healthcare: what it can offer, what it cannot do, what and how it is used for. "The paradox of modern medicine is that people are living longer, and yet doing so with more disease. Death is rarely either quick or painless. Often it is traumatic. As the end nears, people tend to have goals that matter more than eking out every last second. But too few are asked what matters most to them. In the rich world most people die in a hospital or nursing home, often after pointless, aggressive treatment. Many die alone, confused and in pain." https://www.facebook.com/sgshophouse/posts/741818949334115 (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…)