Saturday, October 2, 2010

This week's compendium

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

1. the WSJ reported on a disused oilrig that’s been converted into a dive resort hotel [1]. That’s progress.

2. Lancet published research showing chromosome abnormalities are much more frequent in ADHD children than controls, and so ADHD’s not purely a social construct [2]. Fascinating stuff.

3. Modern Manners Guy listed five Facebook faux pas to be avoided [3]. I’m not a Facebook person so they mean nothing to me. But they may mean something to you.

4. a Sydney study in the BMJ showed that in older people, perceived risk and physiological risk are independent risk factors for falls [4]. Thus clinicians need to take fear of falling seriously even in physically well patients.

5. Australia now has a nationally uniform Disability Parking Scheme [5]. In theory, it’s an improvement over the many existing schemes. In practice…we’ll see.

6. a new state-of-the-art computer matching service linking volunteers with organisations needing their skills or time was launched in Victoria [6]. Seems a good thing.

7. published a list of 2010’s movies ranked in order from best to worst [7]. It’ll be updated weekly. I haven’t seen any of the top 100. (I gave up looking after that.)

8. the inaugural Daylesford Critical Mass [8a] was a big success [8b]. Good on you, darling Meg.
Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

1 comment:

Meg said...

8. Thank you, FD!

I rode through town last night at 5pm feeling very lonely on the road, just one bike, one girl and her dog. Not like last week at all. xx