Archive for the ‘Medicine and health’ Category:

2019-09-05 Climate Change:: Both Sides Of The Story

I’ve been spending a lot of time reading both sides of the issue of Climate Change. The biggest thing that I get from this is that it’s much more complicated than the proponents and opponents make it out to be. The proponents say this is the end of the world, but they are basing their

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2019-04-02 History: Part Of City Of Orange Evacuated

From FB group Orange Talk April 3 That huge tank has got what looks like a refrigeration unit on its end. There are some chemical plants that use those for storing chemicals that are very dangerous. Decades ago we had a bad windstorm and the power went out in the industrial area where the railroad

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2019-03-26 Fukushima Daiichi NPP Article

From https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/indian-point-nuclear-power-new-york-documentary/ “You traveled to Fukushima to film. What was your big takeaway from there?” “I found it incredibly chilling to be there. The plant itself is very strange. You don’t smell or see or touch radiation, so you don’t know. But [there’s] this whole process of getting completely suited up, and there are literally

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2017-11-22 Don’t Feed Homeless – Don’t Enable Them

From FB group Orange Talk Comment on Thanksgiving Day “Don’t feed the homeless, it just enables them.”  So let me get this straight: “Don’t enable them (homeless)” By not feeding them, they are going to go away?  Go away to  someone else’s neighborhood and steal to get something, like the kid’s bike, so they can

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2017-09-01 Automated Gallows – Arduino 

Suggestion for project on FB group Arduino Projects – Sept 17 Automated Gallows! A motorized winch adjusts noose. Asks for three officials to each press confirmation button. Has an emergency abort button. Counts down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Pulls the trapdoor latch! Monitors heartrate until no sign for 5 minutes Lights up sign “Execution

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2016-12-01 NEJM Antivaccine Article

Whole article from https://web.archive.org/web/20140423082318/http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1010594 ***Begin quote***: “Perspective The Age-Old Struggle against the Antivaccinationists Gregory A. Poland, M.D., and Robert M. Jacobson, M.D. N Engl J Med 2011; 364:97-99January 13, 2011DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1010594 Share: ArticleReferencesCiting Articles (41) Since the introduction of the first vaccine, there has been opposition to vaccination. In the 19th century, despite clear evidence of

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2016-11-18 Vaccines Compared To Other Environmental Effects

There are constantly and totally exaggerated complaints about vaccines not being safe, and vaccination and its negative effects on people. I have written earlier blogs here and here about vaccines, and this blog may be thought of as another in the series about vaccines. Air Pollution I was watching TV and the program stated that

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2016-04-28 Cancer The Emperor Of All Maladies

I bought the book and the DVD combination from PBS.  Right now I am reading the 500 page paperback, and I think it’s quite interesting. Later, the author takes the tobacco industry to task for selling a nicotine delivery method. What’s worse, the tobacco firms are now selling cigarettes in other countries and the people

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