Saturday, April 3, 2010

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal and the President of the Royal Society, said Australia should ‘step up’ on climate change [1]. Even that’s a no-brainer, it won’t make a skerrick of difference.

2. the Get-It-Done Guy published an interesting article titled ‘Writing Good E-mail Subject Lines [2]. Every person who writes an email would benefit from reading it.

3. an Annals of Internal Medicine paper concluded that a leg length discrepancy of only 1cm is enough to accelerate knee osteoarthritis [3]. The problem’s that a 1cm discrepancy’s almost impossible to detect clinically; and x-ray involves radiation exposure.

4. Meadow Lea margarine, made by Goodman Fielder is still GE-free. But Goodman Fielder’s in the process of being partially taken over by pro-GE multinational giant Cargill. [4a]. If you’d like to keep Meadow Lea GE-free, click this link: [4b].

5. Nutrition Diva wrote about how unhealthy microwave popcorn is [5]. Don’t fret. In the same article she gives us a recipe for healthier (and probably cheaper) homemade microwave popcorn.

6. when a New York chef offered cheese made from his wife’s breast milk, NYC’s Health Department said it’s not for public consumption [6]. I can’t fathom why not.

7. Australian scientists announced they’ve identified an early warning sign for Alzheimer's, evident in the brain years before the disease causes any cognitive decline [7]. That’s great. But currently there’s no proven prevention for Alzheimer’s.

8. darling Emily was promoted to co-manager of the Prince Bandroom [8]. Good for you, Em. I’m proud of you. Go, girl. xx

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.


Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

Early detection of Alzheimer with no cure is a bit cruel; altho I guess it does allow you to set up power of attorney and maybe have a farewell party while you still remeber everybody.
But an early warning seems a cruel burden for the victim to bear.
The Prince bandroom looks very interesting.
I really like your blog because I learn all kinds of interesting things.
How's the kid problem going?

farmdoc said...

The kid problem's come to an end, I think, Chrows25. I'll post a blog about it soon. Stay tuned.