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There's been a story in a UK tabloid (that I won't name), and @BBCRadio4 of all places; that #rocket #salad causes #cancer due to high levels of #nitrates in the leaves. Here's my take, and what's wrong with the thinking behind it.

A thread.

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It's true, #rocket #leaves are hyperaccumulators of #nitrates ; this isn't anything new. It's been known for a long time. Other crops with high nitrate content include #spinach and #watercress

2/12
Nitrate content varies according to where the #crop is grown, and is closely tied to the soil #plants are grown in, and the amount of #light they receive. Rocket leaves grown in #winter have higher nitrate content than those grown in #summer

3/12
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How #AyushmanBharat #PMJAY has opened up a window of opportunities for private sector? How can this benefit the poor? How can government and private sector join hands to ramp up the #health infrastructure in India? A thread:
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#AyushmanBharat #PMJAY provides free inpatient treatment to a large section of population in private & public hospitals. At the same time, it also has a potential to permanently change the infrastructure landscape of #healthcare industry in the country. 2/n
Many Indians seek healthcare in a private set up. However, for treatment requiring hospital admission, most of the poor go to public facilities as they can't afford pvt healthcare. Public infra is already inadequate. This has created immense pressure on public hospitals. 3/n
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At #ClimateJustice panel at #CountdowntoCOP there is recognition that the UK govt has taken on the discourse, but we wait to see the action. Across audience a recognition on the need to centre climate justice in #COP26 & beyond. I am looking forward to hear reflections on #gender
@HarpreetKPaul, an expert on #lossanddamage shares concerns about the lack of movement on the #WIM at a time where #disasters are leaving countries & communities in the global south increasingly & unfairly indebted. We have a moral imperative - #MichaelGove said it himself today
Nick Robins @GRI_LSE & from finance sector explains there is now broad agreement in sector that #ClimateJustice is the right thing to do, AND the necessary thing. #justtransitions must be led by all industries, communities&citizens. Place-based dimension is v.important even in UK
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OK - coming out of Parliament House: the Government is slating an omnibus of welfare bills designed to force those on the DSP back to Centrelink, with the premise of making the NDIS the new DSP. Much tougher reviews guidelines, fewer approvals. 1/3
Greens talking about the CDC:

*423 Cashless debit card (Senator Siewert): To move—That the Senate—

notes that the Government is in discussions with the big four banks, major retailers and EFTPOS around a possible national rollout of the cashless debit card (CDC); 2/3
Suggesting that CDC may be rolled out widely. 'Robodebt' scheme to be renamed in attempt to limit damage to govt. Talk about smoking-related illnesses being limited on medicare; changes to chronic heart disease and diabetes status. #auspol #robodebt #NDIS #medicare #health #DSP
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Trump’s election year gamble: Slashing the social safety net
marketwatch.com/story/trumps-e…

The *only* Democrat running on not just protecting social safety nets but *expanding* them is #BernieSanders.
Democrats like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, all have been on board with cuts.
OBAMA WANTED TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY. THEN BERNIE SANDERS HAPPENED.
theintercept.com/2016/06/02/oba…
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When people go to work sick because they don't have paid sick leave, illnesses spread. When countries have weak health infrastructure because of extractive global economic systems, illnesses spread.

To be healthy individually, invest in health collectively.
(That includes the health of water, atmosphere and biosphere too, btw.)
The idea of 'my body' is only an approximation. "I" meet "you" at numerous stretches of thin permeable membranes. The viruses know our separation is an illusion, and they are showing us.
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It is 2020!
At the beginning of each #newyear, we make #new plans, new #resolutions, new #goals , want new #directions, forge new #paths and much more. This is wonderful. It sounds like we all want #CLARITY in our hearts about what to do and how to get it done. @PD_PneumaFaith
As I was thinking about this over the last couple of weeks, the scripture for #PneumaFaith kept coming to my mind. "The unfolding of your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple." (Psalms 119:130 NIV). @PD_PneumaFaith
The word #UNFOLDING is used in many translations of this verse (#entrance, #teaching, #revelation, #explanation #disclosure #opening #declaration) Whatever translation we read, it implies the #reading or #meditation of the #word brings #light, #illumination ...
@PD_PneumaFaith
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Today we launch the @ECHO_ERCproject online!🥳
ECHO is lead by Alberto Palloni & financed by the @ERC_Research #H2020 programme🇪🇺
The project started on March 2019 and will run until 2024, hosted at the Institute of Economy,Geography and Demography of @CCHS_CSIC #Madrid
#research
@ERC_Research @CCHS_CSIC What we want to do?🧐
👉🏾 reformulate and generalize standard theories of human #health and #mortality
👉🏾propose new formal models and a systematic agenda to empirically test hypotheses that link developmental #biology, #epigenetics and adult human illness, #disability mortality.
@ERC_Research @CCHS_CSIC Together with Alberto Palloni, the team is joined by demographers, geographers and technicians:
echo-erc.csic.es/echo-team/

The more, the better! @ECHO_ERCproject also collaborates with other scientists who provide knowledge and expertise to achieve the ambitious research programme
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"We have estimates now, based on our studies from inside of #China, one that just came out this morning from the University of Hong Kong, that at least 75 to a 100 thousand people alone are infected in #Wuhan this week."(1/7)
#Coronavirus #Science #Health
sciencefriday.com/segments/stopp…
"The only way I see this going is that the whole world will potentially look like China over the next 6 to 12 months. ...
Right now the case fatality rate that we see in the collected data sets is about 2%." (2/7)
"Now compare that to about 0.1% for a seasonal flue in a bad flue year in the USA. That’s almost 20 times higher. Will that continue, we don’t know." (3/7)
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Dear @nytimes @cnn @vice @newsroomnz @thescientistllc @businessinsider @bbcnews @LaVanguardia @diariARA @NatureNews @sciencemagazine I suggest to every one of you to carefully and honestly think and reply to a very simple question regarding #bats #conservation #virus & #ethics.
"A casual family wth 2 lovely children lives in the countryside, near a cave hosting thousands of bats. They never had an issue with them and don't know much about bats... but now they've read your most recent news and headings about #coronavirus. What would they immediately do?"
Let me give my personal view as a bat ecologist "They would probably seal the cave or massively kill as many bats as possible. Some could hopefully escape, but the colony wouldn't definitely be back." But don't misunderstand me. It is 100% logical, and I would have done the same.
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The 2019 Novel #Coronavirus, or the #WuhanCoronavirus, has spread from #China to over a dozen countries, including the United States, France, and Japan.

Check back for updates. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/coronavirus-li…
Air Canada Announces It Is Suspending China Flights

Effective Jan. 30, @AirCanada is suspending all direct flights to #Beijing and #Shanghai until Feb. 29, the airlines said in a statement. aircanada.mediaroom.com/2020-01-29-Air…
@AirCanada New Zealand Charters Plane to Evacuate Citizens from Wuhan

@WinstonPeters, #NewZealand’s foreign minister, announced that the government has agreed with national carrier Air New Zealand to arrange a chartered flight to #Wuhan to evacuate citizens, according to local media.
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Lots of debate on 'healthcare' today, especially in advance of the #cblive #GE2020 debate.

As health is mostly determined by policies far-removed from the Department of Health, the impact of wider 'social determinants of health' must to be asked of our politicians

[thread]....
1. Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government:
Think about our childhood homeless, growing up in hotels. Think about the rental insecurity impacting 10,000s and the impact on precarious tenancy rights. Think about the long commutes, as families cannot afford a house
inside the M50. Think about the lost money, from excessive rents to landlords (and accidental landlords who are also suffering) and to vulture funds. Think of how State-owned social housing is othered and shunted away from private residences. And think of the opportunity costs,
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Following up on the facial photo #AI exposé by @kashhill in today's @nytimes, the urgent need for federal privacy law transcends just identity. There's also potential invasion of #health privacy. Some examples:
1. @binah_ai, featured at @CES fastcompany.com/90448834/algor… @RuthReader
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#UttarPradesh (U.P.) is India’s most populous state and represents nearly 15% of India’s total Parliamentary seats.
It is quite literally, the “Heart of India.”

The following thread cites certain indicators to examine, the state of U.P., over the last 2 years. @Virvij
1. #UttarPradesh is the worst performer in the country, when it comes to the national health index.

#Health

livemint.com/Politics/dVHbN…
2. #UttarPradesh is the worst performing state in the country, when it comes to girls education.

#Education

theprint.in/india/educatio…
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@sbaroncohen Autistic mum of four here, no problems multi-tasking, always prioritise my kids needs like a lioness and fight for truth & justice. Gets me into trouble sometimes.... but it makes me a better mother, not worse.
@sbaroncohen My kids benefit from significant 1:1 time which many neurotypical mums report is difficult to achieve, & whilst group functioning might be more challenging #teamthompson is, on the whole, #winning :)
@sbaroncohen I won’t stand for errors & inaccuracies which compromise my children which in healthcare & education is never appreciated but I make no apology for it. We should all be less tolerant of bad practise.
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Day two of our Medicine Peoples Gathering is underway. The day started with a pipe ceremony, prayers, and opening songs. #MKONorth
The opening songs for Manitoba Maskiki-Ininiwak Mamowewin were sung by Ed Azure, Theresa Yetman, Mervin McKay, and Sharon McKay. #MKONorth
Grand Chief Garrison Settee provided opening remarks for day two of the Medicine Peoples Gathering. He opened his remarks in #Cree &spoke of the importance of using Indigenous knowledge in addressing health issues for Indigenous peoples across the Province of Manitoba. #MKONorth
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"People are dying."

Elizabeth has witnessed the difference between the UK and US health systems. She knows the human cost of high prices. Don’t allow the US to sabotage access to meds on the #NHS.

EPIC THREAD!!!...
There has been a lot of debate on the impact of a #tradedeal with #Trump on #NHS medicine prices. Here’s a thread detailing why people are right to be worried… 1/
Firstly, the US has history. #Bigpharma spends more influencing politicians in Washington than any other industry. So the US has repeatedly used #trade agreements to force changes on countries that will boost the industry’s profits. 2/
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1. President Trump Mocks Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Nervous Fit’ After She Snaps at Reporter breitbart.com/politics/2019/… #TRUMP #NEWS #ImpeachmentHoax #ImpeachmentHearing
2. Pelosi Jamming Through Impeachment with Same Partisan Tactics that Passed Obamacare… THEN LOST THE HOUSE!
breitbart.com/politics/2019/…
#TRUMP #NEWS #ImpeachmentHoax #ImpeachmentHearing
3. Hillary Evil Clinton: Trump Made Me ‘Sick to My Stomach’ Pardoning War Criminals breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/… #TRUMP #NEWS
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1/4 The #Tory government has put #disabled & chronically ill people through hell the past 10 years. The reason? To stop fraudulent benefit claims and reduce cost. The outcome? Thousands of us died and thousands more suffered humiliation, #poverty & devastating health implications
2/4 The kick in the teeth is; the benefit reforms and #DWP errors actually cost more than the original fraud. On top of this, the Tory's removed all funding for vital services that many vulnerable people in society relied upon. #ToriesOut #Tories #Health #Benefits
3/4 Austerity measures were supposed to reduce debt and save the UK from financial crisis, yet National #debt is the highest it's ever been. The #NHS is on it's last breath, and many of us fear we will not survive another 4 years of #Tory lies, neglect and abuse. #VoteLabour
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You may have heard that the @UKLabour Labour Party plans to scrap the Married Couple's Tax Allowance if they get into power. Attack ads are being shared on Facebook by the Conservative Party arguing that people will be worse off because of this. Here are the facts:
Maximum tax allowance available through the Married Couple's Tax Allowance is £250 a year. BUT…
Every Married Couple will be BETTER OFF under @UKLabour Labour - because: - and here are just five of the ways:
1. People on the #MinimumWage wage will get a minimum of £3,400 more a year,
labour.org.uk/press/labours-…
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#GreatAwakening
Do we really know #Science & #Physics as well as we think? People like Dr. John G. #Trump did things had only been done by Nikola Tesla previously. Was #Technology #suppressed since the 19th century?

itgos.info/tv-J0yBou72Lz9…

#Learn... #QAnon #WWG1WGA #8kun #MAGA
Just who was Dr. John G. #Trump, uncle of @POTUS?
Read a profile of him from the #Journal - #Physics Today:

physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.…

A daughter, Christine, same name as Julian #Assange's mother, has been partially obscured on the web.
#Learn... #QAnon #WWG1WGA #8kun #MAGA #KAG
Here is the #Obituary of Dr. John G. #Trump published by #Physics Today. Positive-ion #Accelerator? Was he the inventor of the #Proton-#Beam used in #Therapy today?
Clearly more than a big #electron #gun in his repertoire.
#DEW?

#Learn... #QAnon #WWG1WGA #8kun #MAGA #KAG
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1. THANKSGIVING: Fake News Newsweek Slams President Trump for Golfing, Tweeting.. At Same Time He Lands in Afghanistan to Visit Troops

#TRUMP SENDS DECOY VEHICLES TO GOLF CLUB!
😂

KNOCK OUT PUNCH COMING SOON!!

#TRUMP #NEWS #CHAMP #WINNING
2. Army First Lt. Clint Lorance, soldier pardoned by President Trump in first interview since release from prison:

"I love you sir."

foxnews.com/media/clint-lo… #TRUMP #NEWS #Vet #Veteran #Military
3. Afghan President Praises President Trump for ‘Eliminating’ Baghdadi, Says More Important Than Bin Laden thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/afghan… #TRUMP #NEWS
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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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