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Because #Goof always finds a way. That's me, his flag. Unacceptable behaviour on my behalf.

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Friends from Germany were visiting during the world cup & Germany was playing this day. Their whole shtick is making fun of #Nazis in a self depricating way...
For example. While drunk on a beach, one of them (very drunk) yelled out "This is the most trouble Germans have been on a beach since Normandy."

Or, "Yes, yes. Our fhurer is a woman."

Anyway, in a drunking moment of extremely poor judgement, I cosplayed Hitler as a...
A joke for our German friends which they thought was absolutely hilarious. It wasn't. It was dumb and letting pictures be taken was dumber and that's why I don't drink #alcohol anymore.

Several times Goof (Aaron LeBlanc) has shared to social media to tarnish my character.
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The head of a particular department called me last week to inform me about a staff in his department. He was surprised to note that I knew the person and had referred him for more detailed work. I then told him where I see staff in his campus (without regn) to decrease #stigma
Today I saw three patients from his dept. He had sent them. He had enough trust. Would continue to work with all of them.
It is a great joy when people in your hospital start recognizing your work. Nothing pleases a clinician more than referrals from colleagues.
One of the three had optic neuritis. He is off #alcohol now. He is struggling with #tobacco. I told him it is understandable that he couldn't stop even though he knows the price he is paying is hugh. This is how #Addiction is. Told him to consider a quit date.
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#Alcohol and bones:

Everyone knows the effects of alcohol on major organs but very few might know the damage it causes to bones & joints

When young people come with damaged hip joints as shown on X-ray due to chronic alcohol consumption, the treatment options are limited
Alcohol affects the bones with osteoporosis & hence fractures
In the joints, it reduces the blood supply leading to what is called as avascular necrosis. This in turn reduces nutrition to the cartilage & ultimately leads to arthritis .. classically seen in hip joints.
How does the blood supply reduce? There is alteration in circulating lipids leading to blockage of arteries & also increase in bone marrow fat cell size leading to blockage of venous flow.
So do you stop alcohol? 😀

Everything is good in moderation & limits are prescribed 🥂
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What’s the deal w/ people in #pain using #opioids? (Read entire thread.) We are not “drug addicts.” We are physically DEPENDENT on our meds, which we need to function w/out pain (i.e, to function). Physical dependence occurs on heart meds & #antidepressants too. #ThisIsUs
And I am not trying to stigmatize #addiction here. But rly, let’s talk; chronic pain patients (#CPPs) have been forced to KILL themselves due to untreated pain, due to bad #policy, due to the #stigma, foolishness & financial incentives of others. This has a name: opiophobia…
If you took me off ALL opioids, I (like most #painpatients) would go through ugly opioid #withdrawals (and make sure to poop/puke on YOU for causing them)! 😂

And even after months of “abstaining,” and withdrawals disappearing, I would be “clean” in the eyes of the world, but…
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#Genderdysphoria & FASD short thread 🧵 #FASD is a brain-based disability, caused by alcohol. It is known as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It is a ‘Spectrum’ & often not visible physically. It often co-exists with #autism #adhd #aspergers #LD & remains largely under diagnosed
In #Australia, alcohol is part of the culture & part of life. It is a BIG problem. Mothers are cautioned largely not to drink & the fathers role is largely ignored, not realising their own addictions affect the foetus. Many children & teens have FASD Spectrum & they don’t know it
Nor do their parents. If the parents do know, there can be much guilt, denial, shame & lack of support. Many children with FASD are underdiagnosed or MISdiagnosed. There are a group of children/ teens with #FASD & #genderdysphoria (with or without #autism) #psychology
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We should all remember that in terms of Alert Level 1 regulations:
 
- There is still a #curfew in place from 12 midnight to 4 am.

twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
No more than 750 people may gather indoors and no more than 2,000 people may gather outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used.
No more than 100 people are permitted at a #funeral, and night vigils, after-funeral gatherings and ‘after-tears’ gatherings are not allowed.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/27/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/27/dai…
A stream in Waipio smelled like beer. An investigation into a strange spill ensued.

hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/11/11/str…

#runoff #contamination #alcohol #brewery #hawaii
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November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen is a human rights violation that remains largely unreported and manifests in physical, sexual and psychological forms #SpreadTheWord @UN_Women 🧵
TW: Abuse
Have you experienced abuse and need help? If you have felt threatened, unsafe or need assistance, please see the list of country help lines. You are not alone.
endvawnow.org/en/need-help
TW: Abuse

#ViolenceAgainstWomen can manifest insidiously:
👉 Intimate partner violence (psychological abuse, battering, marital rape, femicide)
👉 Sexual violence and harassment, stalking
👉 Forced marriage & child marriage
👉 Human trafficking
👉 Female genital mutilation
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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
President #CryilRamaphosa: The #COVID19 #Delta variant, found in 85 countries around the world, is now been found in 5 of our provinces. These are
-Gauteng
-Eastern Cape
-Free State
-KZN
-Western Cape
The #Delta variants is more transmissible, more contagious and people previously infected are not protected- President #CyrilRamaphosa #COVID19
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Good afternoon to our speakers this afternoon Professor Julia Sinclair - @drjmas and Sam Chamberlain - @SrCham who will talk about Neurobiology and treatment of addictions: from substances to behaviours #RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Welcome to our first speaker Anne Lingford Hughes speaking to us about alcohol use disorder: clinical features, neurobiology and evidence-based treatment

#RCPsychIC #Neurobiology #Addictions Image
Who is in control the user or the drug?

#RCPsychIC #Alcohol #Addictions Image
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11 common ways men damage their #sperm without knowing

1. Tight underwears
2. Hot baths
3. Infections
4. Varicoceles
5. Laptops
6. Drugs
7. Mobile phones
8. Smoking
9. Marijuana
10. Heavy drinking
11. Steroids

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Wear boxers instead of tight pants, & go to bed naked if you want to become a father!

Wearing tight #underwears like pants or shorts keep your testicles closer to the body, leading to warmer temperatures that may kill sperm & lower your sperm count.
Bathing with #hotwater frequently exposes your testicles to heat, which can reduce your sperm count.

Same thing happens to men who use saunas often.

In fact, if you're worried about infertility, it's best to bath with normal or lukewarm water.

Avoid hot water baths!
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9 causes of low sperm count/quality you should know

1. Infections
2. Varicocele
3. Heat & Stress
4. Drugs
5. Being too fat
6. Hormones
7. Other medical issues
8. Alcohol & smoking
9. Chemicals

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Low sperm count or #oligospermia means the semen a man ejaculates during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. Medically, it means having less than 15 million sperm in 1ml of your semen.

If there's no sperm at all in your semen, it is called #azoospermia.
Having low sperm count significantly lowers your chances of being able to impregnate a woman.

Many families have been torn apart because of the resulting infertility.

Unfortunately, in some cases, people erroneously think the cause of the infertility is the woman.
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"Exposed: The Strategies Big Alcohol Deploys to Interfere in WHO Alcohol Policy Consultation"
movendi.ngo/blog/2021/03/1…

@maikduennbier & @shehara_cooray analyzed 16 submissions of Big Alcohol front groups, shedding light on 4 Big Alcohol strategies to derail @WHO #AlcoholPolicy
In total we identified 12 common strategies.
The 4 main ones:
1️⃣use of specific language to reframe the key problem 2️⃣demand to work in partnership with @WHO
3️⃣exclude WHO from @wto deliberations and
4️⃣attack SAFER & specific #alcoholpolicy #bestbuys.

📣movendi.ngo/blog/2021/03/1…
We debunk the lobby claims of Big Alcohol's front groups submissions:
❌No "interference"
❌No conflict of interest?
❌The problem is abuse/ misuse?
❌Expanding Big Alcohol's role in #AlcoholPolicy?
❌The best buys don't work?

👉🏿movendi.ngo/blog/2021/03/1…

#BigAlcoholExposed
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Listen to this story of #tuberculosis
Real, not fiction. Even though may sound like super fiction. Of a patient now admitted under me.

56 yr man. Prior #smoker No #alcohol use, no #DRUGS. Family guy. Starts havin cough. Nagging no sputum
Keeps him awake at night
#MedTwitter
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He goes 2 a GP. Clinical examination and blood tests done. Says some chest infection. Puts him on antibiotics for a week. Asks for review. 1wk later some change in symptoms, but not fully ok. GP extends antibiotic course 7 more days. C, no fever and no signs of infection yet.
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After 14d course, no change. Patient chucks the GP. Goes for a senior GP. Senior GP does clinical exam,blood tests AND chest X ray. X ray comes back as "not looking normal" 🙄 But no diagnosis. So he says. Let's try a short course of #antibiotics AND antifungal. Again 14 days
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#HOPE has two beautiful daughters. Their names are ANGER and COURAGE; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are
— ST AUGUSTINE

#Quote
#GoodMorning 🌄
#Uganda 🇺🇬
#Africa 🌍
Let us accept our mission to bring liberation of the body, of the soul; of financial liberty. Do not leave it to Museveni or Bobi Wine. We should all find out how God is calling us to change Uganda for better
— FR. MUSAALA

#Quote
#GoodMorning 🌄
#Uganda 🇺🇬
#POWER intoxicates a person much more than #ALCOHOL. With alcohol, when you wake up tomorrow, you can reflect. With power, it is permanent
— AMANYA MUSHEGA

#Quote
#GoodMorning 🌄
#Uganda 🇺🇬
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Adiktologie Journal Issue 3-4, December 2020 is out. This issue features research articles on building prevention and health literacy systems.

Learn more: ow.ly/drU450DV8eJ
#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

Editorial: From Prevention Programmes to Health Literacy Promotion adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

#Alcohol Consumption among #Slovak #Schoolchildren: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Unplugged Programme

adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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1/ Tinkling of Ice: #Alcohol & Me
 
Personal Share: As a 1st year #MedStudent 35 years ago (#MardiGras 1986), I was a cyclic, binge-drinker. It threatened my future as a physician & my personal safety. I draw on these experiences with pts.
 
#medtwitter #tipsfornewdocs #nurses
2/ For me, #recovery meant detaching from harmful zones of behavior. Years of ups & downs. I often share my story w patients when it comes up. I find this builds a powerful connection between us and helps us both. #healing
 
#medstudenttwitter #academictwitter #nursetwitter
3/ I needed to give up, fess up, make amends, and keep up. I stumbled along the way & am thankful to those who supported me & did not judge me.
 
#HOPE = Hang On, Peace Exists
 
#healing #workinprogress #addiction @ASAMorg @AlAnon_WSO @RyanForRecovery
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Why the UAE government represented by MBZ is called "the devil"

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(Retweet) (د.عبدالعزيز) (مترجم)
1- UAE have planed & financed the military coup on the Government of #Egypt, resulted in the killing of 6000 innocent Muslims in #Rabaa genocide
2- UAE have Financed #Assad government and the #Russians to destroy #Syria
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🤮🍻🌬 Nový vynález umožní VYDÝCHAT SE z opilosti!
Víc tuna ► vedator.org/alkoventil nebo v #THREAD níže...

#veda #věda #science #sciencenews #alcohol #sober #sobering #friday #booze #breathe
#Alkohol je metla lidstva… Vědátoři z Univerzity v Torontu pod vedením JOSEPHA FISHERA však teď přišli s mašinkou ClearMate, která by mohl proces střízlivění až třikrát urychlit DÝCHÁNÍM. 😱
Alkohol se v těle metabolizuje zejména v játrech, z těla ale jde i jinými cestami, například PŘES PLÍCE. V plicích totiž dochází k výměně plynů mezi krví a vzduchem. Z krve je odváděn oxid uhličitý a další zplodiny organismu, a ze vzduchu je na oplátku vstřebáván kyslík. 👌
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ATTN #CBD stakeholders: @US_FDA today holding scientific conf. on CBD/other #cannabinoids. I'll be live tweeting throughout. Not sure we'll get much insight on immediate path forward for consumer products but I'll share noteworthy observations. Agenda: bit.ly/3pHXU8V
I'll be paying particular attention to @DrAbernethyFDA's remarks at 9:05a (head of #FDA's #CBD Policy Working Group) and @DThrockmortonMD's keynote at 9:15a (one of Agency's principals for regulating R&D, manufacture & marketing of #cannabis & cannabis-derived #drug products).
And we're underway! First up is Kaveeta Vasisht, MD, PharmD. Associate Commissioner for Women’s
Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health, FDA. She's noting ubiquity of #CBD products in marketplace, many of which are targeted to #women.
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"Looking after your physical health, from staying fit to eating a healthy and regular diet, helps your #MentalHealth"

-@Alissonbecker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Promotion

#WorldMentalHealthDay
#MoveforMentalHealth
"And while #COVID19 is keeping us apart, there are many ways to stay connected with our family and friends.
Showing you care by phone and video goes a long way to put fears at ease."

@DrNataliaBecker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador

#WorldMentalHealthDay
#MoveForMentalHealth
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London Underground Photography Pun Thread

🚇9/ PADDINGTON

Paddington Station #london #paddingtonbear #Paddington Image
London Underground Photography Pun Thread

🚇10/ BANK HOLIDAY

Bank/Monument Station #london #travel Image
London Underground Photography Pun Thread

🚇11/ CENTRAL LINE

St Paul's Station #london #architecture #photography Image
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#MythsAndFactsSuicide
Strong minds do not exist. Mind is largely made of #neurons and not #Steel. Each one of us can suffer from sadness,fear or depression and attempt suicide though some are more vulnerable. Suicide is due to a state of mind that needs to be treated."
#MythSuicide Those who talk about attempting suicide are less likely to act  

#FactSuicide: People who threaten are more prone to attempt than those who do not. Hence do not challenge those who threaten to attempt
#MythSuicide: Suicidal attempts in families will dissuade relatives from doing the same when in emotional turmoil  

#FactSuicide: Suicidal behavior can be seen in families across generations as Depression can run in families
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A series of images presented by an ID fellow to a faculty panel in the “Challenging Cases” session of the #MayoIDFellowsForum

The fellow asked the experts: What diagnosis comes to mind?

#IDTwitter, what do you think?
Clinical details, #MayoIDQ and MCQ to follow...
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Awesome list of potential pathogens... from staphylococcus / streptococcus to nocardia, TB, fungi (Mucor, Candida, endemics) and toxoplasma, and others.

Without knowing the host and scenario, all are possible. Thank you #IDTwitter.
Now let us learn about the case details..
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45M found unconscious.
PMH: alcohol use disorder. No IDU.
PE: T103F RR32 PR110
Meningismus.
Murmur. Rales.
No skin lesions.
WBC 27K.
Imaging (photo). No PFO.
CSF TNC 9450 /N92% /prot 150 / glu 20

Name the pathogen.
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