February 2015 archive

Minister Skinner …

Minister Skinner, NSW Health is looking to sell the best land on your local teaching hospital campus to private developers. What are you doing about it? #helpSaveRNSH

Quote – David Sloan Wilson

“Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups,”  – David Sloan Wilson Wilson, David Sloan. 2015. Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Mr Abbott would you sell our teaching hospitals to pay for your budget cuts?

“Despite promising before the election not to cut money for health, the Coalition will dramatically shrink the Commonwealth’s share of hospital funding, cutting its annual contribution by $15billion by 2024, with the deepest cuts beginning in 2017.” There is currently a proposal to sell the best real estate on the RNS Hospital campus #helpsaveRNSH to …

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Mr Abbot, are you listening to your local community?

Or is this all just “electronic graffiti” ? “No, Tony Abbott, You Can’t Dismiss Social Media as ‘Electronic Graffiti.’” 2015. The Conversation. Accessed February 3. http://theconversation.com/no-tony-abbott-you-cant-dismiss-social-media-as-electronic-graffiti-36819.

Cushings Disease – First description.

Cushing, Harvey. 1969. “The Basophil Adenomas of the Pituitary Body.” Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 44 (4): 180–81. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2387613/

We’ve never been a country that’s ripped off generations to pay for today …

“We’ve never been a country that’s ripped off generations to pay for today. And under my government, we never will.” — If this is the case, why in the Prime Ministers own electorate, is the campus of his communities Teaching/Referral hospital being sold to pay for the hospital redevelopment. The money generated would pay for …

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Stephen Hawking: NHS Is Britain’s Finest Public Service and Must Be Preserved from Commercial Interests.

Australian politicians are just as bad. The Prime Minister (Tony Abbot), Treasurer (Joe Hocking), NSW Premier (Mike Baird), NSW Health Minister (Jillian Skinner), are allowing their communities major referral hospitals campus to be sold to commercial interests (http://save.rnsh.org). A short term financial gain, that would pay for the  operating costs of a major teaching hospital for …

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How to Measure a Medical Treatment’s Potential for Harm

Carroll, Aaron E., and Austin Frakt. 2015. “How to Measure a Medical Treatment’s Potential for Harm.” The New York Times, February 2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/upshot/how-to-measure-a-medical-treatments-potential-for-harm.html.

Volcanic iron delayed explosion of life on Earth

Swanner, Elizabeth D., Aleksandra M. Mloszewska, Olaf A. Cirpka, Ronny Schoenberg, Kurt O. Konhauser, and Andreas Kappler. 2015. “Modulation of Oxygen Production in Archaean Oceans by Episodes of Fe(II) Toxicity.” Nature Geoscience, January. doi:10.1038/ngeo2327. (See Link)

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