Monday, October 26, 2015

Meat causes cancer?

Interesting follow-up to the contention that eating meat casuses cancer:

German University Revelation
Dr Heinz Strabismus, Proffessor Emerius of Clinical Pathology at the University of Arnis, Schleswig-Fleisburg, sprang today to the defence of the Australian sausage.
‘The idea that this so exzellent meat has any effect upon the health is an unverschämte Dummheit,ʼ he declared. ʽI have sausages sent each week by Herren David Jones of Sydney and consume them regularly, and my Gesundheit is the envy of the population of Arnis.'
This declartion follows his announcement last week that ‘It is now absolut verifizierbaren that eating strawberries results in deafness.‘
Asked whether he was stating this as a warning to refrain from consuming strawberries, he replied:‘Sicherlich! This Erdbeere is of all the fruits the most calamitous. We have discovered over many years research that innumerable persons over the age of 85 who suffer from increasing deafness have consumed the strawberries during their lifetime, and see the result! Es ist nicht zu leugnen!ʼ
Under pressure the Herr Doctor admitted that deafness in those of middle age was not as frequent as in the aged, but argued that this was because they could not afford sufficient quantities of strawberries. He advised those who could not refrain from the fruit to consume it with large quantities of rich cream This might result in death from heart disease, but he asked, ʽHave you ever heard of a dead person who has contracted deafness?ʼ
Woolworths and Coles are said to be independently courting Dr Strabismus as an international adviser on the relationship between food and health.

from the 'Arnis Unabhängige Echo' [Independent Echo] October 27 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hi gals - it's still a man's world!

Yes, my female friends   Two things  have hit home to me very recently.       A few days ago we were at Melbourne airport.  It was about four o'clock and there were at least thirty people waiting to check in at the business class gate for a flight to Sydney.   I looked at the queue.   It consisted of us and the rest were single travellors carrying their brief cases and their lap tops -obviously  having done a good day's business in Melbourne, and seemingly going home - or  to yet more meetings.   The whole queue consisted of men.   Looking around I actually saw two business women in line.   I thought, well we've come a long way, but we've sure got a hell of a way to go.   It's still a man's world!   The second incident is really dreadful.   Did you know that when new drugs are being researched and tested they are nearly always just tested on men?   There is considerable evidence that women do react differently  but this is largely ignored.   I have learned that the drug companies have many excuses.  The research would take far longer, and add  to thecost. Women  menstrate, get pragnant and there would be considerable risk to the feotus.     To quote one incident, occasionally  problems occur:  the sleeping pill 'Stillnox' was ony tested on men and it was recently discovered that women eliminate more slowly than  men, causing them to be less alert in the morning, and after taking the pill it has led to cases of  'sleep driving'!  Do these compainies not know that there are millions of us who don't mensttrate any more, who have well and truly have completed their families?     Most of us are all-together gals, physically fit and exercised, with every marble well in place where it should be - even if we are not be under thirty or whatever.    Or will this simply be yet another excuse to cut short important  important research which has impact on half the world's population?       Why not bring up this problem when being precribed a drug you've not experienced before?