Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners

Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners
— Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-potential-dangers-sweeteners.html

Extremely important discovery.

The Fitzpatrick scale: why it’s important to know your skin type | Patient

Do you tan easily, or start to go pink as soon as you step out in the sun? The Fitzpatrick scale could help you better protect your skin this summer.
— Read on patient.info/news-and-features/why-its-so-important-to-know-your-skin-type-this-summer

I think part of the secret to a protective tan is length of exposure time each day. A fair skin friend of mine tans very well for over 35 years because she does it slowly each year. No moles, lesions, psoriasis, basal cell carcinomas, melanomas have ever occurred. Interestingly, nudists/naturists have lower cancer rates than non-nudists.

Humans need protective sunshine for at least strong bones. And the psychological benefits are well known. See for example Dr. Aileen Goodson’s text, ‘Therapy, Nudity & Joy, Elysium Press, 1991.

COVID-19: Moderna says its shot works in kids as young as 12

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.
— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/moderna-says-its-covid-19-shot-works-in-kids-as-young-as-12-1.5441477

This is indeed good news.

Mental health: Definition, common disorders, early signs, and more

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.

Many Ontario nurses are considering leaving the profession as pandemic stress leads to burnout, poll finds | The Star

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.

Opinion: Nurses are an essential resource. When they burn out, patients suffer – The Globe and Mail

Many nurses are working under conditions that are brutal and unsustainable which can lead to burnout. But the weightiest burden will undoubtedly be suffered by patients themselves
— Read on www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-nurses-are-an-essential-resource-when-they-burn-out-patients-suffer/

Spot on. It’s time we all mustered the courage then the resources, to assist Nurses as much as possible to overcome burn-out. This includes incentives, a much lightened patient load, positive feedback for work well done, and time off to regain the strength to carry on.

Local doctors sound ICU alarm bell at Ontario hospitals – TBNewsWatch.com

One-hundred-and-thirty-five doctors urge the province to reconsider its approach to COVID-19, saying overwhelmed physicians may soon have to start making life-or-death decisions based on ICU capacities.
— Read on www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/local-doctors-sound-icu-alarm-bell-at-ontario-hospitals-3596722

It’s getting to that point. ALL protective decisions have to be taken and adhered to if we are ever going to extricate ourselves from its grasp.