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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Links of the day 10/30/2011

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Friday, 28 October 2011

Links of the day 10/28/2011

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Links of the day 10/27/2011

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Links of the day 10/26/2011

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Links of the day 10/25/2011

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Monday, 24 October 2011

Links of the day 10/24/2011

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Links of the day 10/23/2011

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Links of the day 10/22/2011

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Links of the day 10/21/2011

  • "“It’s investigative journalism like this that keeps the Daily Mail in the thoughts of panic-stricken morons everywhere.”"

    tags: cosmos dailywail

  • "A new medical assessment has been drawn up that will be carried out on disabled people of working age, of whom there are about two million. But, according to Scope, that assessment "doesn't take into consideration all the barriers that disabled people face in daily life"."

    tags: cosmos disability benefits

  • "Jump start the healing process by eliminating "excitotoxins," or poisons, from the diet. Many chemical food agents and additives lead to neurotoxicity when used in excess, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. Neurotoxicity is an umbrella term which covers nearly every single symptom listed under Fibromyalgia."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia

  • "Although there is no scientific data to support the use of fenugreek for treating fibromyalgia, the herb’s ability to reduce pain in laboratory animals is intriguing. In particular, fenugreek’s apparent effects on serotonin activity may partially mimic the actions of two medications – Cymbalta and Savella – that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating fibromyalgia. These drugs increase serotonin and norepinephrine levels in your central nervous system, which alters your perception of painful stimuli."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Links of the day 10/20/2011

  • "The Bank of England has instead opted to print money as it recently announced another £75 billion of electronic money printing that the fractional reserve banking system would eventually leverage to over £1 trillion, for the primary objective for the monetization of government debt, i.e. the same policy that the Weimar republic had been engaged in on its path towards hyperinflation. "

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "David Cameron would have us look back to the days of the British empire with pride. But there is little in the brutal oppression and naked greed with which it was built that deserves our respect"

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "if you think that could never happen here, just consider the Cameron government’s persecution, demonisation and criminalisation of the chronically sick and disabled, turning us into a class of officially sanctioned hate figures, and making us targets for every passing Daily Mail reading psycho, as evidenced by the rise in violence against disabled people. Our position, right now – and I know I’ve said this before, repeating it doesn’t make it any less true – is analogous to that of the Jews in mid thirties Germany."

    tags: uk cosmos

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Links of the day 10/18/2011

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Links of the day 10/17/2011

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Links of the day 10/16/2011

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Links of the day 10/15/2011

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Friday, 14 October 2011

The 30-Day Challenge

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At the risk of being accused of being lazy (again), I might have a go at this!

Although, all joking aside, it’s a whole different matter when this is enforced: i.e. that this is the extent of the level of activity that one is restricted to by one’s illness or disability. Then it stops seeming funny and starts seeming like a relentless prison sentence with no reprieve.

Links of the day 10/14/2011

  • "Expats are being encouraged to pressure the Government to remove the time limit on their right to vote, after a cabinet minister said that the issue was being looked at. "

    tags: expat cosmos tenerife

  • "When you have arthritis it is important to look after yourself to reduce further damage to your joints. This might mean learning new ways of carrying out everyday tasks to reduce the stress on your joints. To protect your joints you should:"

    tags: arthritis pain cosmos

  • "Treatment of shin splints includes rest, ice, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Rest is the best way to treat shin splints as this gives the shins the full time necessary to heal. This can be a couple of weeks in mild cases up to about three months for severe cases. "

    tags: pain cosmos

  • "The Equality Act sets out the different ways in which it is unlawful to treat someone, such as direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and failing to make a reasonable adjustment for a disabled person."

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "Often, while attempting to navigate the medical system, and seeking social services, I have felt like my diagnosis may as well be “hysteria” at times. “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” is a heavy weight around my neck, practically begging for stigma and ignorant attitudes. There is a noticeable percentage of people I meet who tiptoe around me like I have a severe mental illness, rather than a legitimate physical disease. And I admit, sometimes I begin to feel hysterical when I am not being taken seriously. I have been bullied, refused public accommodation, laughed at, and turned away because of this disease."

    tags: me_cfs cosmos

  • "The onset of narcolepsy appears to follow seasonal patterns of H1N1 and other upper airway infections, according to a new study of patients in China that was led by Stanford University School of Medicine narcolepsy expert Emmanuel Mignot, MD."

    With sleep disorders being characteristic of fibromyalgia and ME and the viral onset of at least the latter of those conditions, this research may well be relevant.

    tags: cosmos me_cfs fibromyalgia

  • "In the last two years or so in our leg-tatorship, anyone who doesn't conform to this political definition of disability feels that they simply mustn't have any kind of life at all. I regularly get messages or comments from people who are too scared to leave their homes at all. I am constantly horrified by people who know that anything they try to do may be caught on camera and used against them. We live in a culture of fear that is just so sad. "

    tags: cosmos uk benefits

  • "According to Beth D. Darnall, PhD, writing in the publication MDNG Pain Management [PDF here], women are not only more likely than men to acquire a chronic pain condition in their lifetime but women’s pain occurs more frequently, is more intense, and lasts for a longer duration of time. Women are more likely than men to seek medical attention for their pain conditions, but this does not always translate into better or appropriate care."

    tags: cosmos pain

  • "New research published in The Journal of Headache and Pain even suggests that people with chronic migraines and chronic tension headaches who also have anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pericranial tenderness (pain on the outside of the head) are especially likely to develop fibromyalgia."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia me_cfs

  • "The treatments that help most, in the top right corner of the chart, are simple lifestyle changes: rest, heat, sleep, stress reduction."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia

  • "A new poll puts Britain at the bottom of the league in terms of quality of life compared to its European neighbours. "

    As I've been saying for years.

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "Officials confirmed a 21 per cent rise in the difference between the number of people arriving and the number of people who have scraped together just enough money not to have to put up with this relentless torrent of raw, over-priced sewage for a minute longer than they have to."

    tags: uk cosmos

  • "... it will be opened first in a royal mail sorting office, bundled into relevant piles and only then sent on to the correct department."

    So much for privacy, eh?

    tags: uk benefits cosmos

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Links of the day 10/12/2011

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Links of the day 10/11/2011

  • "In a summary of the agency's work thus far, published Thursday, leaders of the Bethesda, Md.,-based program said more than half of the cases they have accepted involve undiagnosed symptoms of the brain and central nervous system. Undiagnosed disorders involving pain, psychiatric symptoms and the gastrointestinal and immune systems also cropped up more frequently. Another common category of mystery cases ended up being diagnosed as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia me_cfs

  • "The winter months are approaching and with them comes daylight savings time and less and less sunny days. In a lot of you, this will lead to seasonal depression. Lack of sunlight causes melatonin to drop in the body. This drop in melatonin changes the chemicals in your brain causing less serotonin and norepinephrine to be produced."

    tags: cosmos fibromyalgia depression

  • "Most of all, I’m sad that people still come up to tell me how to miraculously cure my illness that has baffled doctors at the top research hospital I go to. And my weight has nothing to do with why I’m ill. "

    tags: cosmos

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Friday, 7 October 2011

Links of the day 10/07/2011

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Links of the day 10/06/2011

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Links of the day 10/05/2011

  • "The government's assault on the NHS has just one purpose: to grant corporations greater access to public funds. To this end, it is prepared to destroy the greatest achievement in universal provision in the history of the United Kingdom, and one of the greatest worldwide. The US system, in which the rich are over-treated while the poor are left to rot, should serve as a grisly warning of where we could end up if these "reforms" go ahead.

    We must stop this vandalism through a massive and sustained public mobilisation. As ever, UK Uncut are leading the way, with an inspiring campaign which I dearly hope will wake this country from its slumber."

    tags: uk cosmos politics health nhs

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Links of the day 10/04/2011

  • "Clearly, the policy is a pre-conference gimmick, built on a shoddy evidence base. It will make no significant in-roads into ballooning waiting lists, rising homelessness, record low rates of residential construction or unemployment in the building trade. Let’s hope it follows ‘houseboats for the homeless’ as a policy hastily constructed and even more speedily dropped."

    tags: uk cosmos politics

  • "The government has hit back at suggestions that the Big Society is just a meaningless gimmick.

    “The Big Society isn’t just about charities doing the work that it already does, but with less funding,” insisted a government spokesperson.

    “It’s also about making public sector workers redundant and getting someone to do their jobs for free.”

    “It’s about the Prime Minister taking off his tie, rolling up his sleeves and telling other people to get their hands dirty.”"

    tags: uk cosmos politics

  • "The supermarket’s lobbying campaign continues at this week’s Conservative party conference, where last night it was the sole sponsor of the Conservative Councillors’ Association reception. "

    Another reason not to shop there.

    tags: uk cosmos politics

  • "Over one hundred organisations, doctors, nurses and prominent campaigners have signed a letter to the British Medical Journal Group, calling on them to end all business relationships with the conteroversial disability and health testing firm Atos Healthcare. "

    tags: cosmos uk benefits atos

  • "Transport Secretary Philip Hammond even admitted to fares being “eye-wateringly expensive” and the railways as being a rich man’s (sic) toy, as if this had nothing to do with him."

    tags: cosmos environment

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Monday, 3 October 2011

Links of the day 10/03/2011

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Links of the day 10/02/2011

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

OMG The bestest carrot cake in the history of forever!

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They aren’t kidding about the yummy, scrummy and light parts: this cake is possibly the best cake I’ve ever cooked. No, really, I’m sure it is.

Now for the battle to resist eating it all in one sitting! Smile

Links of the day 10/01/2011

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