The Monday Morning Quote #408

“Productivity isn’t  everything but in the long run it is almost everything”.

Paul Krugman (Nobel prize winning economist)

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The Monday Morning Quote #407

“It took me a year to make peace with myself,”

“You learn to adapt and accept. You have a choice: are you going to lie down and die or are you going to live your last few months? Life is joyous.

“In the beginning you go through all the emotions. You start to ask yourself, ‘Why me?’ It’s quite simple: why not me? I have to go through this to help future generations. There is a reason for it, and we don’t have to know why.”

Joost van der Westhuizen

Born this day 1971. Died February 6th 2016

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The Monday Morning Quote #406

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was released from captivity on February 11th 1990 (27 years ago) after 27 years of imprisonment.

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NHS urged to share data so patients can be deported

If an NHS doctor divulged personal information about a patient, they could be struck off. But the government pays the NHS to do just this. A patient’s name, date of birth and address are among the data which are passed on to the Home Office. If you are in the UK illegally, they can find you and force you onto a secret chartered plane before your lawyer has even had breakfast.

Buried in the recent constitutional uproar over the triggering of Article 50 and President Donald Trump’s flurry of objectionable executive orders, was the news that the NHS has been passing on data to the Home Office so it can track down people who are living in the country illegally and deport them.

From The Conversation Continues here

I am reminded of Martin Niemöller’s words which start, “First they came for…”

 

In case you missed TGBSL #25

Research

“TGBSL” explained here

1) Dental implant with slow-release drug reservoir reduces infection risk

Scientists have developed a dental implant containing a reservoir for the slow release of drugs. Laboratory tests in which the reservoir slowly released a strong antimicrobial agent showed that the new implant can prevent and eliminate bacterial biofilms – a major cause of infection associated with dental implants.

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2) Chewing your food could protect against infection

Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect against infection.

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3) Fluoride Rinse and Varnish Equally Effective

Fluoride varnish and fluoride mouthwash appear equally effective in a head-to-head trial and in a review of the literature. The finding shows that practitioners have options in finding the best way to deliver the caries-fighting mineral to patients at high risk for the condition. Although the efficacy of fluoride is well established, much remains unknown about the relative merits of various application methods.

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The Monday Morning Quote #405

‘The first principle is you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.’

Richard Feynman.

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