Child Protection Evidence | RCPCH
“Our evidence-based resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system. Formerly known as CORE Info, it comprises 15 systematic reviews.”
core-info  child-protection  non-accidental-injury  paediatrics  emergency-medicine  medicine 
5 days ago
Il conformista (film) - Wikipedia
“Il conformista è un film del 1970 diretto da Bernardo Bertolucci e tratto dall'omonimo romanzo di Alberto Moravia.”
to-watch  movie 
13 days ago
Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ | Science | AAAS
‘In ice from the spring of 536, UM graduate student Laura Hartman found two microscopic particles of volcanic glass. By bombarding the shards with x-rays to determine their chemical fingerprint, she and Kurbatov found that they closely matched glass particles found earlier in lakes and peat bogs in Europe and in a Greenland ice core.‘
history  ice-core  iceland  volcano  dendrochronology  dark-ages 
19 days ago
Drugs and Alcohol Ireland - What constitutes a 'standard drink'? - Drugs and Alcohol
‘Although the UK unit was used in Ireland, it did not reflect the typical strength or serving measure of drinks sold in Ireland, where a single measure of spirits is larger, at 1/4 gill. It is therefore not appropriate to use the UK unit measure when describing a standard drink in Ireland.’
alcohol  medicine  unit 
27 days ago
Blind recruitment trial to boost gender equality making things worse, study reveals - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
“In a bid to eliminate sexism, thousands of public servants have been told to pick recruits who have had all mention of their gender and ethnic background stripped from their CVs. […]
The trial found assigning a male name to a candidate made them 3.2 per cent less likely to get a job interview. […]
Adding a woman's name to a CV made the candidate 2.9 per cent more likely to get a foot in the door.”
politics-of-the-sexes  civil-service  australia 
28 days ago
Book Review: Best Books on WW1, by Anatoly Karlin - The Unz Review
‘[It] seems blasphemous to say this, but there seems to be some sort of cruel Old Testament divine justice at work. The Tsar went to war to support a regicide, and was himself murdered with his family. The regicidal regime and its people probably suffered the most deaths per capita in that war. The people of the Russian Empire overthrew their ruler and were passive when the new rulers looted the churches and murdered the priests, and themselves were killed by the millions. The killers were themselves cruelly liquidated in waves of purges. The country whose destiny would have been to liberate Constantinople, rule the Earth’s’ center and probably the globe, was forced into playing the role of foil in an American century instead, and stumbled into second-tier status and probably eventually a satrapy of China.’
за-родину!  europe  first-world-war  geopolitics  old-testament 
29 days ago
Enoch Powell v Terence O'Neill - BBC News
‘In this election night interview with Robin Day, Powell crosses swords with former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Lord O'Neill, in a frank discussion that prompts political analyst David Butler to conclude "I don't pretend to understand Ulster politics, I think I understand it a little less after that exchange".’
enoch-powell  terence-o'neill  northern-ireland  british-politics 
6 weeks ago
ABQjournal: Children Didn't Get Treatment They Should Have
“ * Two years ago, the university made an extraordinary public disclosure of what it subsequently has called substandard care for about 110 children treated from 1989 to 1996 for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It has considered making another disclosure for kids treated from 1982 through 1988. An estimated 80 additional children were treated during that time period.”
new-mexico  from-greg-cochran  leukaemia  marilyn-duncan 
7 weeks ago
An Unsupported Preference for Intravenous Antibiotics
‘The more rapidly achieved peak antibiotic levels after intravenous dosing may be important when treating rapidly progressing infections such as severe sepsis and bacterial meningitis, …’ So start with IVs when they’re sick and you’re worried about them!
medicine  antibiotics  intravenous  oral 
8 weeks ago
Witte handel in zwarte mensen. Een terugblik op het Nederlandse slavernijverleden.
»Elk jaar op 1 juli vieren we het einde van de slavernij. Wat gebeurde er percies en welke rol speelde Nederland in deze pijnlijke geschiedenis?«
netherlands  slavery  triangular-trade  bantu  west-africa 
9 weeks ago
‘As history makers, those who will suffer loss and exile rather than give up an ideal that has somehow taken hold of them are well nigh as unlike ordinary folk as if they had dropped from Mars.’
Sociology to horrify current sociologists.
شیطان-بزرگ  europe  ireland  ulster-scots 
september 2018
Safe Sedation of Adults in the Emergency Department
‘Report and Recommendations by The Royal College of Anaesthetists and The College of Emergency Medicine Working Party on Sedation, Anaesthesia and Airway Management in the Emergency Department’
medicine  emergency-medicine  anaesthesia  ketamine  midazolam 
september 2018
»„... dass ich da noch lachen kann“ Hannah Arendt, eine jüdische Denkerin und der Holocaust«, Heinrich Matzneller
Hannah Arendt in a personal letter on her first impressions at the Eichmann trial: „Alle drei Richter deutsche Juden. Die Komödie mit dem Hebräischen, wo alles deutsch kann und deutsch denkt. Landau spricht sehr gutes Hebräisch (sagt man mir), der Staatsanwalt hingegen, typisch galizischer Jude, sehr unsympathisch, macht dauernd Fehler. Vermutlich einer von denen, die keine Sprache können. [...] Mein erster Eindruck: Oben die Richter, bestes deutsches Judentum. Darunter die Staatsanwaltschaft, Galizianer, aber immerhin noch Europäer. [...] Und vor den Türen der orientalische Mob [...]“.762
judaica  hannah-arendt  eichmann  israel 
september 2018
‘If you put chalk under a powerful microscope—white cliffs of Dover type chalk, not the modern blackboard variety—you will see something like this Because it's not just a rock. It's an accumulation of ancient skeletons: the armored husks of single-celled, ocean-dwelling plankton’
chalk  plankton  geology  from-charles-murray 
august 2018
The decline of northern England, 1780–2018 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
“We show using the evidence of surname origins, however, that the decline of the north is purely a product of regional sorting by economic ability, and not the consequence of any market failure. The northern population, given its characteristics, is doing as well as the equivalent population in the south. There is no regional problem requiring solution in England.

One further implication of our study is that there is no evidence in England for significant human capital externalities, as posited by the New Economic Geography. There is no evidence that the productivity or educational attainment of workers of a given inherent characteristic benefits when that worker is located in the high education south as opposed to the low education north.”
english-culture  it's-grim-up-north  england  liverpool  manchester  gregory-clark 
july 2018
Transgender men talk about life on the other side of the gender divide - The Washington Post
‘What continues to strike me is the significant reduction in friendliness and kindness now extended to me in public spaces. It now feels as though I am on my own: No one, outside of family and close friends, is paying any attention to my well-being.’
politics-of-the-sexes  شیطان-بزرگ 
july 2018
Die Verbreitung der Juden in Mitteleuropa
About 1881, by proportion of population. The Poland/Belarus concentration is dramatic, and it does fit with the evidence from everything else, that US Jews were from there, not anywhere further west.
judaica  poland  mitteleuropa  belarus 
july 2018
“Subject, (a) National activities 1914–1916; (b) Account of Rising Easter Week 1916 — G.P.O. Area.”
ireland  history  easter-rising  irish-republican-brotherhood  dublin 
july 2018
Genomic insights into the population structure and history of the Irish Travellers | Scientific Reports
‘In summary, we confirm an ancestral Irish origin for the Irish Traveller population, and describe for the first time the genetics of the population using high-density genome-wide genotype data.’
irish-travellers  genetics  medicine 
july 2018
Vitamin D in Pregnancy
‘Scientific Impact Paper No. 43
June 2014’
medicine  obstetrics  vitamin-d 
july 2018
Convex probe C3/C3c
medicine  ultrasound  mides  wireless  österreich 
june 2018
WHO | Estimating the cardiovascular mortality burden attributable to the European Common Agricultural Policy on dietary saturated fats
‘This is perhaps the first study to quantify the impact of the CAP subsidies for dairy and meat commodities on cardiovascular mortality. The estimated mortality contribution attributable to CAP was approximately 9800 additional CHD deaths and 3000 additional stroke deaths within the EU, half of them premature. These results were robust in the sensitivity analysis. Furthermore, these were very conservative estimates, assuming a 1% reduction in saturated fat energy intake, rather than the 5% and 7% observed in Finland and Poland’
common-agricultural-policy  medicine  cholesterol  saturated-fat 
june 2018
Fast Press Ironing System with Spray Bottle + Instruction DVD: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
Not a steam press, so not the issue with rust staining my current steam press gives
iron  household  domestic--life 
may 2018
Reserve Yours
‘Butterfly iQ will begin shipping to customers in 2018. Prior to shipment, our team will contact you for payment and verification of your status as a licensed healthcare practitioner.’
ultrasound  medicine  from-cian-mcdermott 
may 2018
Ancient DNA study reveals HLA susceptibility locus for leprosy in medieval Europeans
‘Notably, the medieval control frequency was slightly but significantly higher than today (p = 0.024, OR = 1.41, Table 1), possibly indicating weak selection against this allele during or since medieval times. This observation raises the question of how leprosy might have led to reduced reproductive fitness given that affected people, at least in modern populations, rarely die from the disease.’
leprosy  denmark  selection  medicine 
may 2018
Role of ejaculation in the treatment of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. - PubMed - NCBI
‘Young men who are single and suffering from NBP must be informed about their illness in detail and, if they are not doing so, they should be encouraged to ejaculate regularly, for example by masturbation in the absence of a sexual relationship with a partner.’
chronic-prostatitis  medicine  ejaculation 
may 2018
Shock of the Mundane: The Dangerous Diffusion of Basic Infantry Tactics
‘Biddle wrote a prescient article back in 1996 entitled “Victory Misunderstood” about the implications of the 1991 Gulf War in which he challenged the hypothesis that technology would be the deciding factor on 21st century battlefields. His analysis showed that basic soldiering skills were crucial to the lopsided victory over Iraqi forces. ’
war  شیطان-بزرگ  auftragstaktik  discipline 
march 2018
‘The U.S. Experience with the Phasedown of Lead in Gasoline’
‘Richard G. Newell and Kristian Rogers; June 2003 • Discussion Paper’
lead  petrol  hypertension  intelligence  شیطان-بزرگ 
march 2018
The Nightmare Letter: A Subject Access Request under GDPR
"I had drafted a letter a few years ago detailing the worst kind of personal information access request that a Canadian company could receive under PIPEDA. I thought it might be useful to update that as a subject access request under GDPR, and present it as a worst-case situation (with thanks to Paul Breitbarth for reviewing this and offering some insights from a regulator's point of view)"
gdpr  european-union  data-retention 
march 2018
CUH Temple Street - A Great Place to Work ©RTE 2011 - YouTube
‘I look forward to coming into work … Everybody gets on well’
youtube  medicine  temple-street  paediatrics 
march 2018
Sprüche - Alle Kinder ...
»Alle Mädchen treiben ab, nur nicht Sibylle, sie nimmt die Pille.... «
deutsch  alle-kinder  sprüche 
march 2018
Live Emergency Department Waiting Times | Detail Data
‘How busy are Northern Ireland's Emergency Departments?

NIDirect provides information on the current average waiting times at each Accident & Emergency and Minor Injuries Units, which are updated at hourly intervals.’
medicine  northern-ireland  emergency-medicine  waiting-times 
march 2018
RTÉ Archives | Education | American Students In Donegal
‘The students living in Donegal [town] are Amy from Fremont Iowa who is studying primary education, Paul from Roslyn New York, who is taking socialism in Ireland as his topic and Fred from Connecticut, who is studying the role of the priest and the position of the IRA in Ireland today. Heather from the Philippines and Diane from Mississippi are both studying rural life in Ireland.’
donegal  ireland  anthropology  history  شیطان-بزرگ 
february 2018
A woman steeped in Gaelic heritage of mid-Tyrone
‘SHEILA MCALEER: THE DEATH of Sheila McAleer from Carrickmore, Co Tyrone, at the age of 90, removes one of the few surviving links with the Gaeltacht of mid-Tyrone, a strongly Irish-speaking area in the early part of the last century.’
irish  gaelic  tyrone  northern-ireland 
february 2018
Children free to use park playgrounds on Sunday.
‘In March 1965, Belfast City Council voted to allow children to use the swings in city parks on Sunday. At the time, swings in public parks were tied up and padlocked so that they would not be used on the Sabbath. A day of rest and worship.’
belfast  northern-ireland  playground  swings 
february 2018
"I would like to subscribe to zoology facts"
"[–]punstersquared 22 points 11 hours ago

Cows have 4 compartments to their stomach, 3 forestomachs and 1 true stomach. They're basically giant fermentation vats on legs. [...]"
veterinary  medicine  zoology  cow  bird  horse  stomach  bursa-of-fabricius  from notes
february 2018
Why Paper Jams Persist | The New Yorker
‘In the largest sense, jamming is a problem in a field called tribology—the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between interacting surfaces.’
new-yorker  printing  tribology  jam  not-tribadism 
february 2018
The Primary Care Dermatology Society | Primary Care Dermatology Society | UK

The Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) is the leading society for GPs with an enthusiasm for dermatology and skin surgery with over 3000 members across the UK and Eire. We are affiliated with the British Association of Dermatologists and the Royal College of General Practitioners.’
medicine  dermatology  minor-surgery  general-practice 
february 2018
The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers
‘Cody Cook, Rebecca Diamond, Jonathan Hall John A. List, and Paul Oyer, January 2018’
uber  politics-of-the-sexes  taxi 
february 2018
"Women are wonderful" effect - Wikipedia
‘This research found that while both women and men have more favorable views of women, women's in-group biases were 4.5 times stronger[5] than those of men and only women (not men) showed cognitive balance among in-group bias, identity, and self-esteem, revealing that men lack a mechanism that bolsters automatic own group preference.[5]’
january 2018
Bernadette Scully found not guilty of daughter’s manslaughter
"Ms Scully said she had administered chloral hydrate when her daughter became upset at 2am and 6am that day. She said her daughter then had a massive fit after 11am and she administered more. She said she had given more than double in those nine hours that she had ever previously given in 24 hours. She told gardaí she knew she had given too much."
medicine  general-practice  ireland  bernadette-scully 
january 2018
‘Eavan Guilfoyle MISCP
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Orthopaedics
Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin’
orthopaedics  paediatrics  olchc  crumlin  phsyiotherapy 
december 2017
The Western Elite from a Chinese Perspective - American Affairs Journal
Magnificent: ‘Therefore, I decided I needed to return to work in financial markets rather than attempting something else. I went to the career service office and told them that my primary goal after the MBA was to make money. I told them that $500,000 sounded like a good number. They were very confused, though, as they said their goal was to help me find my passion and my calling. I told them that my calling was to make money for my family. They were trying to be helpful, but in my case, their advice didn’t turn out to be very helpful.’
us-culture  china  funny 
november 2017
Driver Assessment Ireland
‘A Healthcare Professional may request an Assessment for a person over the age of 70 in order to issue a ‘Fitness to Drive’ Certificate.’
medicine  general-practice  driving  fitness-to-drive  on-the-road 
november 2017
Lactulose vs Polyethylene Glycol 3350-Electrolyte Solution for Treatment of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy
‘Thirteen of 25 patients in the standard therapy arm (52%) had an improvement of 1 or more in HESA score, thus meeting the primary outcome measure, compared with 21 of 23 evaluated patients receiving PEG (91%) (P < .01); 1 patient was discharged before final analysis and 1 refused participation.’
medicine  hepatic-encephalopathy  bowel-prep 
november 2017
‘The MEESSI-AHF score was derived on 4867 consecutive AHF patients admitted to Spanish ED during 2009-2011, and then validated in 3229 consecutive AHF patients during 2014. (Note patients also with ST elevation myocardial infarction are excluded)’
heart-failure  medicine  mortality 
october 2017
TeXMed - Exporting PubMed to BibTeX
Tool to create BibTeX entries corresponding to Pubmed articles.
pubmed  medicine  latex  bibtex 
october 2017
What's been wrought using the Piece Table?
Word’s text-editor data structure is *very* efficient: ‘When I was able to do experiments with Word's Undo on a copy of Word 2.0 that ran on the IBM PC [in 1983] I was issued, I became more intrigued. No matter how large a text file or Word document was, I found that one could select thousands of lines of a newly opened text file, and copy it into an empty document in a fraction of a second.’
microsoft-word  programming  data-structure  piece-table 
october 2017
Diagonal Earlobe Creases, Type A Behavior and the Death of Emperor Hadrian
“A chance observation of prominent bilateral diagonal earlob creases on a bust of Hadrian in the Athens National Museum (Figure 1) led me to seek other sculptures of Hadrian to determine how characteristic this feature was of the emperor.”
medicine  ear-lobe  rome  hadrian  congestive-cardiac-failure 
september 2017
Diagonal ear lobe crease and atherosclerosis: A review of the medical literature and dental implications
“Men with DELC (unilateral or bilateral) had a risk of cardiovascular cause of death of 1.55 times higher than those without a crease. Women with a DELC (unilateral or bilateral) had a risk of cardiovascular cause of death of 1.74 times higher than those without a crease.”
medicine  congestive-cardiac-failure  ear-lobe 
september 2017
Termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia by digital rectal massage.
‘A 71-year-old woman with an episode of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) complicated by angina pectoris and hypotension had her arrhythmia abruptly terminated by digital rectal massage (DRM) after other vagotonic maneuvers had failed.’
medicine  supraventricular-tachycardia  digital-rectal-exam 
september 2017
comentários de IDdizzle em To all the new UK FY1's
‘I thought everything was going ok, gasses were bad but not acidotic. The consultant told us she didn't need to come as long as the gasses were ok. I was coping well, my reg was here, they knew everything right? 45 mins into the infusion we got another blood gas and when my reg saw it she started crying!’
bad-medicine  medicine  paediatrics  asthma 
august 2017
Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That's Where the Bar Was. - The New York Times
‘The pilot, Thomas Fitzpatrick, turned a barroom bet into a feat of aeronautic wonder by stealing a plane from a New Jersey airport and landing it on St. Nicholas Avenue in northern Manhattan, in front of the bar where he had been drinking.’
new-york  flying  thomas-fitzpatrick  drinking 
july 2017
Urgent Field Safety Notice NovoPen Echo® and NovoPen® 5
‘We wish to advise you that a number of batches of NovoPen® 5 and NovoPen Echo® are being recalled to pharmacy level with immediate effect. Novo Nordisk has identified that the insulin cartridge holder from affected batches may crack or break if exposed to
certain chemicals such as certain cleaning agents.’
insulin  medicine  NovoPen  ireland 
july 2017
Medisave Customer Delight Team says…
‘HEINE mini3000 LED Pocket Diagnostic Set’
medicine  heine  ophthalmoscope  otoscope 
june 2017
A Pole goes into detail on the more exotic intra-EU tax avoidance schemes
‘One of the Swiss tricks is a real estate relief. The holdings could deduct from the tax base the mortgage taken on the property. You say: nothing extraordinary, in many countries companies can deduct interest. But there you could deduct the entire capital installment! What does it mean? That holding, instead of paying taxes, bought the property. After five years they were the owner of a large hotel or office building.’
europe  tax  multinational 
june 2017
Can't renew certs with multiple vhosts - Server - Let's Encrypt Community Support
‘As a work-around, I created a new vhost 999-dummy.conf containing the following: ... My server isn't actually listening in on port 999, but this seems to be sufficient to let letsencrypt pass its vhost search and actually renew the certificates.’
let's-encrypt  ssl  certbot  apache  webdev 
may 2017
Online Banking | EBS
Sigh, need to go via this page to get the online-banking login page for EBS
ebs  online-banking  webdev 
may 2017
Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol
That Italian bit from the 70s, a song with American-English-sounding gibberish.
youtube  english  language 
april 2017
Separate lives: the divided North
An overlay of the census figures with Google Maps showing the community split in the North.
northern-ireland  derry  belfast 
april 2017
Takseen kommentiert Opinion: 'Taxpayers who earn significantly less than Bus Éireann drivers are being asked to foot the bill'
‘The report later indicates that the staff(and CEO) had undergone a 19 month payroll cut from the 1st of June 2013, which expired in 2015, explaining the sudden increase.

So right away we can see that the company can easily be profitable, if it simply made those pay cuts permanent.’
bus-éireann  strike  union 
march 2017
Reduced cancer incidence among the blind. - PubMed - NCBI
‘We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) based on the number of person-years and incidence rates specific for national age, sex, and calendar year. Totally blind people had a lower incidence of all cancers combined [SIR = 0.69; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.59-0.82].’
medicine  blindness  cancer 
march 2017
daisyowl on perspective while coding
‘if you ever code something that "feels like a hack but it works," just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricked into thinking’
wisdom  computer-science  from-maciej-cegłowski  twitter 
march 2017
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