Canadian researchers who tracked a group of men who were born prematurely at a weight of less than 2.2 pounds are finding they tend to age more quickly than male
— Read on www.chroniclejournal.com/content/tncms/live/
These guys seem to have no fear of humans, and actually swim around and with them.
Mental health refers to people’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. We define mental health and explain the different disorders that may arise, as well as potential treatments.
— Read on www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154543
This is a basic introduction but captures the essence of mental illness. It is a good read for everyone.
The Extremism Machine | University of Toronto Magazine
— Read on magazine.utoronto.ca/research-ideas/culture-society/extremism-machine-online-disinformation-citizen-lab/
More teaching of moral ethics at all levels is needed.
There is strong evidence that walking in nature has many physical and mental health benefits. It is one very effective antidote to the “Covid Blues”.
Two large surveys of registered practical nurses paint a dire picture of the impact of COVID-19, with 40 per cent of Toronto nurses in one poll saying…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/09/many-ontario-nurses-are-considering-leaving-the-profession-as-pandemic-stress-leads-to-burnout-surveys-find.html
This has been predictable for some time. Patient overload in unprepared hospitals is a root cause.
I strongly recommend this version with Richard Chamberlain.
At Toronto South and Toronto East, 24.4 per cent of new entrants had no fixed address.
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/07/nearly-one-in-four-people-sent-to-torontos-detention-centres-in-2020-were-homeless-the-worst-rate-seen-in-years.html
It’s hard to digest the societal shame this current photo engenders.
The South Carolina House on Wednesday voted to pass a bill that will add firing squads to the state’s execution methods for death row inmates amid a shortage of lethal-injection drugs.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9547649/South-Carolina-House-adds-firing-squad-execution-methods.html
This is simply unbelievable ! We’re going back over 100 years in our ethical gains in compassionate yet deterrent penalties. Fundamentalists are known as easy extremists.
A global pandemic treaty should aim for deep prevention – The Lancet
— Read on www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00948-X/fulltext
This is an excellent and comprehensive proposal in need of careful discussions over implementation and ongoing evaluation.
Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander.
— Read on www.cp24.com/news/pilot-training-spare-part-shortages-among-challenges-military-facing-from-covid-19-1.5401710
Not good news here.
An earlier COVID-19 infection, but not what’s known as “long-haul COVID-19,” was associated with increased risk of swollen lymph nodes after receiving the vaccination.
— Read on www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950221
Confirmation bias occurs when in spite of all the unchallengeable scientific evidence to the contrary, you continue to believe.
Our blind faith in the transformative power of higher ed is slipping. What now?
— Read on www.chronicle.com/article/the-crushing-contradictions-of-the-american-university
Note after reading this article that Laurentian University in Ontario has recently declared insolvency.
Teaching children to play chess found to decrease risk aversion
— Read on phys.org/news/2021-04-children-chess-decrease-aversion.html
My findings from a project paper I did for my Master’s degree in education, showed that risk aversion in chess playing decreased with age. I compared a university student cohort of chess players to a randomized group of senior (over 60) chess players, and found that along with taking more time to play but with greater accuracy, seniors were more risk averse. In other words, more familiarity breeds more careful play, and this seems intuitively true if a young player played a senior player – each with the same ICF ranking. Strategic decision making capability is a function – mostly, but not always – with age (as ‘wisdom’).