Thursday, 7 July 2011

Links of the day 07/07/2011

  • "If local authorities can reduce care and support to a level needed to just keep people safe, this raises the spectre of care services becoming increasingly limited to the bare minimum needed to warehouse people in their own homes.

    This should surely be unacceptable in a civilised society. What we need is a clear statement, in legislation, that draws a clear line in the sand which defines the basic quality of life that society believes people should be able to achieve."

    tags: uk disability cosmos

  • "Scientists hope one day to be able to knock-out the substance with drugs, helping people who suffer from chronic pain."

    tags: pain cosmos

  • "The crux of this issue is very simple.

    "What do we, as a society, think is an acceptable way to treat our elderly people, our disabled people, our sick people?"

    The answer from the courts is damning to us all. It says that as a country we find it acceptable to leave our elderly people, our disabled people, our sick people lying in their own piss. All night. "

    tags: disability uk cosmos

  • "Fibromyalgia has 63 known symptoms and probably some less common ones that aren't officially recognized yet. We each have our own unique combination of them, and some people may only have 5 while others may have 55 or more. "

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

  • "The study suggests that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – and in particular a type of NSAID called Cox-2 inhibitors – could be linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation).

    It has been known for some time that NSAIDs – which include drugs such as ibuprofen and celecoxib – are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with a history of heart problems, but the effect on heart rhythm has not been looked at. Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased long-term risk of stroke, heart failure and death."

    tags: pain cosmos arthritis

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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