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🆕📰Now finally out as @iza_bonn DP:

My paper on the impact of indoor #airquality on cognitive performance of #chess players! 🏭♟️ (with @KunnSteffen @umsbe & #JuanPalacios @MIT)

Paper here: ftp.iza.org/dp12632.pdf

Summary 👇🏻(1/N)
We know that #airpollution is really bad for your #health.

Exposure to poor air quality may have harmful impacts on the 🧠.

Question: What are consequences for performance in complex cognitive tasks? (2/N)
We study the effect of air quality on cognitive performance using data from #chess tournaments. Why chess? ♟️

Because it's a complex, cognitively demanding task with strong incentives, involving strategic decision making under time pressure. (3/N)
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Thread: Blatant #ClimateDenial has lost. The new conflict is whether #ClimateChange is a crisis requiring urgent social and #economic transformation, or something we can adapt to incrementally while carrying on with business as usual. 1/40
2/ A recent opinion piece by Bjorn Lomborg in the @globeandmail is representative of the 'business as usual argument'. Let's deconstruct it to see how this gets passed off as the pragmatic point of view, and why it's false. theglobeandmail.com/opinion/articl…
3/ The basic tactic is this: provide a few common-sense truths to gain the air of pragmatism and then feed us the story we're desperate to hear: that everything will be fine, that growth will outpace #ClimateDamages and life can carry on as usual.
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There is a glitch in this: the premise ignores how ineffective and inefficient employer provided #healthcare is in the U.S. model. California needs #SinglePayer / #MedicareForAll to have better #health outcomes.
having the boss pay for #healthcare is absurdly expensive
realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/…
it's something that @TheDemocrats like to do to our folly
newrepublic.com/article/155190…
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Govt has incorporated demand of #YDA & now they will get the same Salary & Pension as before
They hv option to select MTI or stay as Secretariat's employee (as before)

Explained Qualification of Board Members as well
تنخواہ اور پنشن کےتمام مطالبات پہلےہیمان لیےگئےہیں
#MTIAct 3/4
Demands of these protesters:
No Free treatment expected = LIE & not their domain
Board Members' qualification not defined = LIE

Simple request to our respectable Doctors: Don't spread disinformation based on propaganda.
4/4
#MTIAct #PunjabHealthReforms #MTI #Health #YDA #GHA
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/google-censors…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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*Thread*

Every single diet zealot seems to use the term 'this is how we evolved eating' in their argument to support their way of eating.

There's a couple of issues with this...
Number 1: it can not be proven or disproven to be accurate > hard to perform a recall on a Homosapien from 20,000BC.

Number 2: whether you're a vegan, keto, carnivore or other, you could all technically be correct. Which kinda makes the whole argument a bit null and void.
Where your ancestors were placed geographically would have influenced how they ate, and the changing seasons would also have a major part to play on the availability of different foods.
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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🎉Today marks the start of the our launch week! 🎉 We'd like to introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about what we do.

We research the social science of #ClimateAction

We're a partnership between @cardiffuni @uniofeastanglia @UniOfYork @OfficialUoM & @ClimateOutreach. 1/5
We're funded by @ESRC and our work focuses on four challenging areas which have substantial #climate impacts, but which have so far proven difficult to change:

🥕Food and Diet
🚲Transport
🌡️Heating and Cooling
🛒Material Consumption

2/5
We set out to align the positive outcomes of action on #ClimateChange with those in other domains like #health and #wellbeing.

We want to identify actions that provide other #cobenefits – like cleaner air, lower bills, or fairer communities.

3/5
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New in @socscimed: We study the impact of IMF structural adjustment programs on health in developing countries; w/ T Forster, @thomstubbs, L King

In short: IMF programs increase neonatal mortality & lower access to health systems.

THREAD.

Open-access: doi.org/10.1016/j.socs…
International organizations are broadcasting their commitment to aiding #SDG attainment. But might their actual policy advice hurt progress towards these goals? We look at the case of the #IMF.

2/9
IMF structural adjustment programs—mandating austerity, deregulation, liberalization, & privatization—have been the workhorse of neoliberal globalization. For the history of such policies, see here:

3/9

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Thread: I’ve been dealing with some health issues for a while and I need to make a thread about this.

Friends, if you’re feeling off and you can’t figure out why or If your normal health issues are ramped up to 100 - go get your thyroid tested.

It honestly saved my life
2: I had made a thread about feeling mildly depressed all my life so I went on anti depressants and I felt the little things get better. It wasn’t as life changing but it was great.

One day, four or so months ago - all of that disappeared overnight.
3: My sleep apnea isn’t new but my wife noticed it get progressively worse recently AND I started having unbearable insomnia.

After starting thyroid meds 3 weeks ago, my insomnia is gone and I’m able to sleep in bed for the first time in 4 years.
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A thread about #whitewomen + #health
As a starting place, if you haven't seen it, catch the excellent bit by John Oliver + Wanda Sykes on "Bias in Medicine"
I love that he brought in Wanda Sykes to (again) make the point she does in her standup about "they give pain medicine to white people like they're Tic-Tacs." This is a true fact.
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ICYMI:
@EricTopol serves up a treasure trove of data and links to credible scientific research reports that are MUST READ
re: the current sad state of American physicians

🙏Why Doctors Should Organize
newyorker.com/culture/annals…
#PatientCare #Healthcare
@drjudymelinek @choo_ek
Doctor-patient relationship is crucial and I wonder if a patient is aware of the hospital’s policy (not the doctor) for a visit time allotment (in minutes).

Building More Trust Between Doctors and Patients
hbr.org/2018/11/buildi… @HarvardBiz #empathy #trust #PatientCare #IBD
“Administrative tasks have become so burdensome ....only thirteen per cent (13%) of a physician’s day, on average, is spent on doctor-patient interaction” Dr. Topol

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai… #PatientCare #AI #Health #Healthcare #IBD #IBS #Hospital #Corpgov #Safety #MedEd #Doctors
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
#sustainability
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
overshootday.org
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.
medium.com/newco/our-cons…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources fhwa.dot.gov/planning/css/. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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1. #News ~ Exclusive–Secret Service Take Chicago Restaurant Employee into Custody After She Spits on Eric Trump last night. Sick Leftist arrested by Secret Service last night. thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/breaki…

#Trump #Qanon #PresidentialHarrassment #ASSAULT
2. #News ~ BOOM! ⁦Sean Hannity Opens Show – Says BIGGEST SHOE TO DROP MAY BE COMING — [TONIGHT - Wed!!] (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/boom-%…

#Trump #Qanon #TiickTock
3. #News ~ Research Psychologist Epstein: Google, Tech Giants Have Ability to Manipulate and FLIP 15 MILLION VOTES in 2020 (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/resear…

#Trump #Qanon
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THREAD. Please RT🙏🏼
1. Public breakdown. It’s my mom’s 76th b-day Thurs. She’s my sole caregiver from a bad car accident resulting in a #TBI. R Home #Foreclosed from my #medical bills/crappy #insurance. All I wanted 2 tell her is I found #investors to charitably save our home.⤵️
2. I know accidents are called that for a reason but my mom’s my best friend & everyday/hour she’s helping care for me. After all she has done & years she’s lost taking care of me, she doesn’t deserve to lose her/our forever home in the last 1/4 of her life w/a #disabled daughter
3. How can I recover and find an #angelInvestor that can save such a wonderful mother/daughter duo? We’re in our home paying rent as ordered by the court until an appeal is over & we’ll be out w/nowhere to go, live, survive. No family. We only have each other & our 3 ‘lil pups.
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1 - When you take up #responsibility, a cognitive shift happens in you. Your mental setup changes.
2 - For example, if you work eight hours in your office just following orders you will feel dull and tired. Instead, if you take up responsibility and #initiative, that same eight hours will become much easier and more enjoyable.
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1. #BreakingNews ~ Hannity Special [Cut Short] Tonight the reckoning begins/Deep State actors who thought they could violate Americans trust & abuse the powers given to them will be exposed for the entire world to see. Tune in for our — The Deep State’s Day of Reckoning! @POTUS
2. #Breaking #News ~ Virginia Beach police say one additional person has died and four more were injured in today's shooting, bringing the death toll to 12 and 10 injured - Latest: kron4.com/news/national/…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #TickTock #News
3. #Breaking #News ~ Canada has enabled a ‘genocide,’ says inquiry report into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls thestar.com/news/canada/20…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #TickTock
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Over 100 residents joined the #Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative last night to discuss key assessment findings and vote on community priorities. Thanks to all who were able to attend and provide input for this important process! #BostonCHNA @HealthyBoston @cobth @LisaSWolff
#Boston is richly diverse in terms of financial, racial, ethnic, and linguistic population groups although this diversity is not equally distributed across neighborhood.” - one of the CHNA key data findings
#Boston residents identified a need for more #trauma-informed approaches to care, particularly for children and community of color. #BostonCHNA
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2 in 3 three people in Wales use #digital technology to support their #health through different actions. Our new report out today phw.nhs.wales/news-and-publi… @PublicHealthW @Cas__Sharp @markabellis
1 in 3 people in Wales use #digital tech to monitor their #health
But we found markedly lower levels in men than women, older ages (although 1 in 5 70+ yrs used tech to support health), less affluent areas, and amongst those who smoke/drink/inactive. #DigitalDivide. Lots more detail here. phw.nhs.wales/news-and-publi…
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1. #News ~ President Trump awards sumo trophy in Japan in first for a US leader foxnews.com/politics/trump…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #PEACE
2. #News ~ Sen. Lindsey Graham makes his debut on 'Watters' World' video.foxnews.com/v/604115189600…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
3. #News ~ Tornado eyed in destruction at motel, trailer park near Oklahoma City; at least 2 are dead foxnews.com/us/tornado-in-…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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A GOVERNANCE HALF-LIFE* IN 25 TWEETS
‘Doing’ governance & (self indulgent) thoughts on #governance & #evidence & #health

I joined DFID on 9/11 (11/09/2001) as a Social Development Adviser.
Not drunk on the MDGs, but slightly merry.
I had never heard of governance. 1/25
I started work in 1993 in health research (Tz, malaria; drug prescribing), then disability inclusion (India) & consulting in health, WATSAN.
After 6 yrs in Kolkata I heard that DFID was recruiting regional specialists.
I fancied myself as a DFID South Asia specialist! 2/25
....DFID sent me to Malawi.
I hadn’t heard of ‘Governance’.
But slowly realised that I had worked on it – local govt, politics, rights in health; water tariffs, participation & transparency, health management.
So Governance in sectors, not Governance as a thing. 3/25
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This week I looked at the Rule of Halves, what it means, and the first step to fixing our problems with chronic disease #epitwitter #health #healthcare link.medium.com/tdVlQTi9VW
The basic idea of the Rule of Halves is simple. Of the people who have a chronic disease:

~50% are diagnosed
~50% of diagnosed are treated
~50% of treated actually see a benefit
What this means is that only a small fraction of people who have a chronic disease actually get treated to the extent that we would like

And it's a huge problem for some diseases
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Il cancro rappresenta il paradigma dell'immortalità. Se nelle cellule sane esiste un meccanismo 'salvifico' di apoptosi, le cellule cancerose non vogliono morire. Mai come adesso ricerca e nuove tecnologie sono in grado di combattere ad armi pari. Quattro esempi. #OneGiantLeap
Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply

#Cancer #NanoRobots #NanoMedicine #DNA #origami

sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/…
Google’s Machine Learning Model Detects Cancer in Real-Time.
Detecting cancer at an early stage has long been a focus area in healthcare. From IBM Watson to other major players, until now.

#Google #Cancer #MachineLearning #ML #ArtificialIntelligence #AI

analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2018/04/g…
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