Dean Jenkins - random blog - stuff to share.
Morning on summer solstice.
Hay bails in the field drying out on what could be one of the warmest days of the year.
Starting the acclimatisation process for Machu Picchu as we are travelling there next week. #fairtrade #coffee
In pictures: What being a doctor in Wales means to me - BBC News: Doctors in Wales were set a photography challenge to portray their lives.
Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke | Cochrane
Micropub is a W3C Recommendation | W3C News
Phrase of the day: Rotational superradiance
'Water waves can gain energy when they scatter from a whirlpool-like vortex. That is the conclusion of physicists in Brazil, Canada and the UK, who are the first to observe a phenomenon called "rotational superradiant scattering". The team says that the effect could be used to study black-hole physics.'
Glucose targets for preventing diabetic kidney disease and its progression | Cochrane
The Need to Test Strategies Based on Common Sense: “You have diabetes.” In most care settings, this statement still triggers prescription of a glucometer and instruction on how to perform self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). Every 3 months thereafter, patients’ glucose logs are reviewed and routine SMBG is encouraged, regardless of patients’... Elaine C. Khoong. Joseph S. Ross. JAMA Internal Medicine.
Methods for monitoring blood glucose in pregnant women with diabetes to improve outcomes | Cochrane
85 percent of Americans use mobile devices to access news — and seniors are driving that number up: Most people in the U.S. — 85 percent of U.S. adults — have used a mobile device to access news at some point, up from around just 50 percent in 2013. But put aside any assumptions about which groups of people are responsible for the big increases. More than two thirds (67 percent) of Americ…
The volunteer blood bikers saving lives, NHS time and money: Motorcyclist couriers work throughout the night ferrying blood products, breast milk and test samples to and from hospitals
Paediatric IBD patients not meeting recommended calcium & vitamin D intake: The study found that only 26.6% and 21.3% of sufferers were achieving the current recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D respectively. Achieving the correct levels of calcium and vitamin D is essential for developing children, especially for IBD sufferers, as these nutrients play a vital role in bone health and anti-inflammatory treatments.
Bigger wine glasses make us drink too much, says researcher: Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption, Cambridge scientist tells Hay festival
Vox’s video about Chechen leader accused of torturing gay people is being spammed with dislikes: As of noon on Friday, the video had 8,453 likes and 4,703 dislikes. The typical ratio of likes to dislikes on a Vox video is 10:1.
India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home: Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news—he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free.
'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code - BBC News: Thousands of bugs have been found in the code used to keep pacemakers functioning, say researchers
Don't believe what people say about the angry, disaffected Muslim youth: Hundreds of “We love MCR” banners coursed their way through central Manchester last week, along with signs proclaiming, “Love for all, hatred for none”. Young Muslim women and men proudly displayed them in an act of defiance against hate, in the wake of a horrific attack that left 22 innocent people dead.
Unraveling the IT Productivity Paradox — Lessons for Health Care — NEJM: Good article from RAND Corporation.
There is ongoing debate about the wisdom of the $27 billion federal investment driving the adoption of health information technology (IT) under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Proponents expect IT to catalyze the transformation of health care delivery in the United States from a fragmented cottage industry plagued by poor quality and high costs to a highly organized, integrated system that delivers high-quality care efficiently. Skeptics suggest that the productivity benefits of health IT have been overstated, arguing that it may create safety problems and could even increase costs. Debates about the . . . Jones, Spencer S.. Heaton, Paul S.. Rudin, Robert S.. Schneider, Eric C. http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1204980.
Hydration Stickers - Improving oral hydration in vulnerable patients Alysha Bhatti. Javier Ash. Shyam Gokani. Suveer Singh. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports.
Unhealthy Britain: half of adults walk less than a mile a day – survey: Poll commissioned by Cancer Research UK finds 52% of adults walk only 2,000 steps a day, figures described as ‘worrying’ and likely to increase cancer risk