Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…
1. the MJA published an Australian study showing bicycle helmets reduce the risk of serious head injury by 80% . Thus the government should resist pressure to relax mandatory helmet legislation.
3. Sweetheart Vivienne alerted me to an Age article emphasising the importance of heritage buildings in the city . Yes – ‘when our heritage buildings are gone we can’t get them back’.
4. a meta-analysis in a Lancet paper concluded that steroid injection of tendon strains revealed a short-term benefit in tennis elbow, but otherwise no benefit . So steroid injection should be used sparingly.
5. a US company introduced nail polish free of noxious chemicals . A no-brainer. Hopefully it’ll be sold in Australia too.
6. Grammar Girl explained the difference between the meaning of ‘disinterested’ and ‘uninterested’ . I hope you’re not uninterested in the difference.
7. Victorian premier Brumby promised a review of the Australian Grand Prix’s future beyond 2014 . He said this eight days before an election. Ho hum.
Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.