With his imposing lead in the polls, Joe Biden is now well positioned to run out the clock
— Read on www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-final-debate-moves-trump-campaign-closer-to-dooms-door/
There is nothing quite so enjoyable in your living room, during Covid, than a good game of chess and a hot cup of tea.
Living with the COVID-19 pandemic: act now with the tools we have – The Lancet
— Read on www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32117-6/fulltext
Let’s get to work.
In a notice of action filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last Thursday, Oct. 15, Hobbs is suing for nearly $11 million and his wife, Marisa is seeking $1.525 million. Both are listed as plaintiffs and are seeking multi-million dollars in various damages.
— Read on www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/former-thunder-bay-mayor-wife-previously-acquitted-of-extortion-file-multi-million-dollar-lawsuit-2815159
The campaign news has been relentlessly bad for the president as he prepares to square off against Joe Biden for the last time, Edward Keenan writes.
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/world/2020/10/21/donald-trump-arrives-at-his-final-debate-trailing-badly-and-swinging-wildly.html
Voters can be fickle, even up to the last minute, so much depends on Biden’s effectiveness. America and the World cannot afford another Trump.
Four years ago, one large study found a compelling connection. In an article entitled Wearing a Tight Bra for Many Hours a Day is Associated with Increased Risk of Breast Cancer [Journal of Oncology Research and Treatment, 2016. 1:1, Vol 1(1)], a group of six authors concluded that “This study demonstrated a correlation between wearing a tight bra for several hours a day and an increased risk of developing breast cancer” due in part to constriction on the lymph nodes. The authors also quoted another study (Hsieh et al, 1991) that “demonstrated that premenopausal women who did not wear a bra had half the risk of developing breast cancer compared with bra wearers.” Yet overall, studies of bra-wearing leading to cancer “have been inconclusive.”
This journal publication of 2016 is one of the more recent, compelling, and so far unchallenged, discoveries of a relationship. Mentioned were the more “well known” factors implicated in breast cancer: early menarche, late menopause, the use of hormone replacement therapy, alcoholism, obesity, smoking, and genetic mutations. The ‘bra and cancer relationship’ has thus returned from one of its original beginnings, the book Dressed to Kill , 1995, by S.R. Singer and S. Grismaijer (Avery Publishing, New York). These two particular authors had claimed:
“We have developed a new theory about breast cancer and have tested that theory by conducting original research on thousands of women (4,730 from San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and New York) and we feel confident that we have discovered something tremendously important. We believe we have found a trigger for breast cancer. It is a trigger that is pulled by women themselves – but the gun is loaded by society.”
Of course, since then, bra manufacturers, fashion designers and some researchers have poo-pooed this idea, only to be facing now new evidence. In discussing primarily how bras block or retard the flow of the lymphatic system of the body, the authors also addressed the effects of culture in controlling what women wear and how they wear it. Their research led them to conclude that not only age, genetics, toxin intake, diet and hormone factors, but especially social factors, contribute to higher breast cancer rates. For example, in studying cultures in which bras are traditionally not worn (e.g., Asia, Mexico, Japan, South America, Egypt) breast cancer rates are four-fold lower than cultures in which bras are customarily worn, i.e., most Western or “Westernizing” cultures. Further, since public nudity is not permitted yet in most societies, pretend nudity is acceptable, namely that an ad seen on television or the internet today stresses that a bra makes a woman look ‘natural, not naked’. Yet the ‘braless look’ from the ’60s Flower Children, evoled to be included in the Women’s Movement, and “was put into high gear by movies and television.” So underwear manufacturers countered this movemnt with ads and propaganda attacking this freedom, and hitting hard with the claim that women ‘needed to support’ their breasts. When this didn’t work particularly well, the industry took another direction, making underwear that looked as though the wearer had nothing on at all” (pretend nudity). [See The Naked Child: Growing Up without Shame, by D.C. Smith and Dr. W. Sparks, 1986. Elysium Press].
As I had learned (and thereafter personally corrected) from a Mayo Clinic specialist in the ’70s, how prolonged wearing of tight underwear and bluejeans for men lowered sperm counts, and that prolonged tight clothing generally was not a good idea for anyone, I tend to lean towards these latest findings about women and bras. Many lessons can be learned also from the 35 million declared nudists/naturists around the world about why clothing shouldn’t be worn (weather permitting) at all. But that’s another, much larger, topic.
Terry L. Hill, PhD, Medical Sociologist
The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) / Twitter
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Wide sweeping topics with good writers.
McConnell warns White House against making stimulus deal as Pelosi and Mnuchin inch closer – The Washington Post
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Since 2018, I’ve conducted roughly 50 focus groups with Trump voters to understand the shifting dynamics within the Republican Party.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/why-people-who-hate-trump-stick-him/616758/
A great puzzle sorted…maybe.
Medscape provides one of the most comprehensive analysis-and-summary articles of PTSD on the internet. I highly recommend this one to you.
Researchers said they hope the study will highlight the need for suicide-prevention strategies in rural areas targeted at men 45 and older — a demogra…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/10/19/majority-of-gun-fatalities-in-ontario-are-suicides-by-older-men-in-rural-areas-new-study-finds.html
If it wasn’t obvious already, Thursday’s town hall made clear the easy choice we face.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/
In recent weeks, a number of highly respected scientific and medical journals have publicly denounced Trump. Here, we inspect their reasoning.
— Read on www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/respected-scientific-journals-publicly-oppose-trump
A very important read. Pass it if you get a chance.
TL Hill, PhD
Analysts, investors, and business leaders say Biden’s plans would be better for the economy
— Read on time.com/5900603/joe-biden-economy/
Things are definitely looking up.