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Welcome to a Brave New World 2020, nothing will ever be the same again and younger brainless imbeciles will not know any better #highimpactflix @reallygraceful @think_4_yurself
#nyc #ny April 1 new york rats are on self imposed lockdown @johnnyfive00000 @newsnowhouston
People are imbeciles
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.@BridgeMichigan You gave positive press to BC/BS Michigan's decision to pay doctors 35% more if they don't prescribe #opioids post-op. This thread is a #factcheck.

1) You never mentioned that restricting rx access has failed to curb ODs, which are fueled by illegal drug use.
Jnl of AMA study: Efforts to curb ODs focused on "restricting the supply of prescription #opioids...have failed to demonstrate consistent benefit." Continuing these policies "may have a modest effect, at best."

This is widely known. Your writer didn't know it.
2) A 2017 study looked specifically at rx post-op & found 99.4+% safe use. The 0.6% included people who refilled their rx. You just gave great press to @BCBSM who's paying doctors to leave patients in pain to avoid meds w/ +99.4% safe use. (Citations in report below.)
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We all know someone suffering from:

🔴 Cancer
🔴 Diabetes
🔴 Lung disease
🔴 Heart diseases
🔴 Stroke

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌎🌍🌏's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
Alcohol 🍻
Air pollution 🏭
Unhealthy diet 🍔
Physical inactivity 🛋️
These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.

Let's #BeatNCDs.
@WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO Here’s what you can do for a healthier life and help #BeatNCDs 🚭 🚲 🥗 🏊🏼‍🧘🏻‍
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Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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1/ It’s been 17 years today since I lost my younger brother to #suicide. Since then, so much has changed.
2/ The stigma surrounding #mentalhealth has diminished a little and organisations like @TimetoChange and @heads_together bring a powerful lobby and royal patronage to the topic.
3/ @andysmanclubuk alongside many others has brought safe places for men to talk about their health and mental health across the country. 100s do every week.
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1/ Thread

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

Is it really that bad?

Trigger warnings: The studies below paint a very bleak picture

#MyalgicE #SickNotWeak #pwME #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicIllness #MedEd #MedTwitter #SickNotWeak
2/ Full recovery from #MECFS is rare

The median recovery rate from multiple published studies is 3-7%

(just 1 paper linked below)
#MyalgicE #SickNotWeak #pwME #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicIllness #MedEd #MedTwitter…
3/ ~25% of #MECFS patients are housebound or bedbound.....

....sometimes for decades!

That means no work, no vacations, no social life, lost time, lost goals, lost relationships.....…
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1. The @CDCgov has just released a report showing that life expectancy rose in 2018, for the first time since 2014, inching up to 78.7 years. This followed three straight years of decline marking the tail-end of @BarackObama's presidency.…
2.The 3 leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer & 'unintentional injuries' all showed decreases, although the latter, which includes drug overdoses, showed the most proportional decrease. This was the first decline in 20 years of drug-related deaths…
3. In fact drug overdoses had increased from 17,400 in 2000 to an astonishing 70,200 by 2017, disproportionately affecting poor communities as well as Americans living in rural areas. 47,600 were from #opioids & 78% of these, classified as White…
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Time for "What's My #ChronicPain Personality Disorder?"

Does continual #pain make you suspect others aren't on your side? Does severe pain make you detach from relationships or restrict your emotions? You have a CLUSTER A Disorder! / thread
When you're in #pain, do you feel excessively emotional & seek attention? ... Congratulations! You're histrionic! (Cluster B)
Does having continual #pain give you an "excessive need to be taken care of"? Join the 17.4% of #CPPs in Cluster C Personality Disorders!

(17.4 strikes me as a little low, peeps. Who's not having enough pain? We should be in the 20s, if not the 30s on this baby.)
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This week's #tweetorialsinpsychiatry is on suicide risk assessment in the ED (or indeed anywhere) and is predominantly aimed at non-psychiatrists and psychiatrists in training. I hope it is of help. #psychtwitter #medtwitter #medstudenttwitter #suicide #depression #psychosis
For additional reading around this tweetorial I recommend the following guide from the Oxford Centre for Suicide Research:…
There are ~6000 suicides/yr in the UK (~47k in the US) of which ~90% have a psychiatric disorder. Depression accounts for 60%, Half have seen their GP within 3 months and 20% in the week before death.
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Thought just occurred, prompted by the "euphemism" obsession in the Talmud. One reason given is to avoid speaking (or thinking) a 'negative' word. Even when that word is written in the Hebrew bible.

I wonder where the "New Age" obsession with "Don't be negative" came from? 🤔
"Let's all live in a happy clappy la la land of our own 'creative' imagining"

"The Jew is essentially female." – The Believer (2001)…
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"[C]onspiracy nuts miss one important factor: Jews can be just as fond of #suicide solutions as their Muslim lessers. We have a nasty #nihilistic streak."

For some, it's an ideological imperative, going back to the 1600's:
Remember, this is a Jewish writer. One who had to go into hiding in the 1990's through 2013, due to death threats from fellow Chosen™ who didn't much care for his Auschwitz myth-busting 1992 documentary.
Refer first tweet (above). Do we 'get' it now?

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Here are our #Top10 health tweets in 2019:

1⃣ #VaccinesWork

💪🏽reduce child deaths and disease
💪🏽protect against outbreaks
💪🏽prevent malnutrition
💪🏽defend against antimicrobial resistance
With vaccines, we are protected together!

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

2⃣ #MentalHealth

Every 40 seconds someone dies from #suicide.
This year, WHO launched the #40seconds campaign to raise awareness about the scale of suicide around the world and roles we can play in prevention.

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

3⃣ #PatientSafety

Every minute, 5 patients die because of unsafe care. This year, we marked the first ever #WorldPatientSafetyDay to speak up for patient safety!

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.@AndrewYang's #opioid policy is completely divorced from fact. It would do nothing to reduce ODs, which are driven by illegal drugs, & would exacerbate harm to #pain patients already slammed by unnecessary disability & rising rates of #suicide.
For a #math guy, @AndrewYang has failed to plot reductions in #opioid scripts & rising rates of OD. If he had, he would've found that reducing scripts has done nothing to slow ODs which are driven by illegal drugs.
#AndrewYang's #opioid policy would have "a modest effect, at best, on the number of #opioid overdose deaths in the near future," according to complex mathematical modeling. Yang's campaign is centered on his claim that he'd base policies on statistical evidence.
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Recent study linking commonly prescribed non-opioid alternatives (gabapentin and balcofen) to increase in #suicide attempts in chronic pain patients #SuicideRisk #ChronicPain…
Over the period the drugs were studied, suicides attempts after people took just gabapentin rose by 80.5 percent, and by 43 percent for baclofen. The study found that use of these medications increased by 64% between 2012 and 2016.
"We are seeing a worrying increase in harmful exposures to gabapentin and baclofen in U.S. adults over recent years, which may be an unintended consequence of the move away from opioid prescriptions for pain management," said Reynolds.
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.@nytimes Ginia Bellafante wrote an essay to say she didn't need post-surgery #opioids, so she didn't take them. That's not news. #Pain patients are being forced off effective, FDA-approved meds, causing #suicide & unnecessary #disability, & OD rates still climb. That's the news.
CDC, FDA, HHS say no one should be forced off #opioids, yet rising # of doctors have practice-wide bans & @nytimes has 1st pg piece by someone who wasn't affected in the LEAST by any of this? People are DYING from untreated #pain & ODs because restricting Rx meds helps no one.
.@nytimes: Bellafante had a CHOICE. She didn't need #opioids, so she didn't take them. I know people who are DEAD & DISABLED because their doctors dumped them off meds they were taking safely for years on the grounds that the same med might harm someone else. That's unacceptable.
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When #Epsteindidntkillhimself, some sharp friends and I speculated on why the dead man on the gurney didn't look like #Epstein.

Do you want to know who i think the corpse looks like (besides Bourdain)?
Keep reading thread, please.

We speculated on the size of the head (possible image altering), found several photos of #Epstein that we compared.


The most indisputable difference between #Epstein & the body one gurney was the ear canal. It didn't match at all.

The cartilage wouldn't shift beyond likeness immediately after death, even if muscular areas did.

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DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.

WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health #LeadingMinds
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services #LeadingMinds
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @UNICEF @DrTedros @unicefchief Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger #LeadingMinds
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1.) Is it just me or is everyone f’n brain washed into wanting a life devoid of freedom and happiness? Have people forgotten that WE make the world #economy work? We’re the consumers AND the work. The owners just facilitate between the groups & make a killing being middle men...
2.) If we ever broke free of our damn slumber & broke up these low competition industries there would be an entrepreneurial boom in the 2020s. Normal people will have opportunities to form businesses better than ever before without fear of reprisal from industry leaders...
3.) It’s absolutely imperative to expose these industry #Cartels who control every major revenue source in the world. There are 2,153 #Billionaires in the world who as a group, control more wealth & companies than the entire world population. They have boxed out small business.
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Reportage from October's #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth for the lovely folx @labhopping.
Random projected pride in #ISRO should translate also to caring about how India's top scientific institutes are set up. Such conditions are not conducive to good science. Please read, share.
@labhopping #Suicide in #Indianscience isn't an aberration & we need to question the socioeconomic structures that set it up this way. From rampant #casteism to #Islamophobia (particularly in the wake of #Kashmir occupation) and gendered harassment--the accounts were deeply upsetting
All this plus institutes like the #IITs, #IISc are protected by media gags on students and faculty who fear being expelled if they speak publicly about these issues. Deep gratitude to everyone who spoke w me regardless. Y'all brave and resilient and this is how we get to hope.
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Read the Call memorandum 4 times. Read the whistleblower report twice.

@joebiden is being set up by @TheDemocrats to get crushed for his very public admission that he conditioned $1Billion in aid to Ukraine on the termination of a prosecutor investigating his son's company.
On top of that, the "most qualified candidate" should be feeling nervous given that the @hillaryclinton campaign directly solicited "opposition research" from the government of Ukraine about @realdonaldtrump during the 2016 campaign.
Did @AlexandraChalup commit a crime by soliciting that opposition research for #HitleryClintler about @Potus from @Ukraine?

There's so much fecal stainage on @DNC, the next months are going to be #beautiful #suicide by the #leftists and #progressives.
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@Deedoherty2 Yes. This happens.
@Deedoherty2 @YouTube "During the last 8 years I have met and worked with many people who were deeply suicidal. Some of these people have now, tragically, ended their own lives..
This has led me to explore extensively what is going on especially in the lead-up to suicides."…
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I found another person working to understand #suicide in #autistic people at #iasp2019! Kairi Kolves from Griffith Uni describing a national longitudinal register based study. We need more large scale studies, it’s encouraging to see more of this research taking place worldwide
Over 35,000 autistic people included in the national study in Belgium compared to 6million in the gen pop. Looked at suicidal behaviour and death by suicide and role of diagnosis, age, and sex.
Rate of death by suicide highest in those diagnosed with Asperger syndrome compared to other subtypes (similar finding to other work) #IASP2019
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Happening now at #NFELTPX19: Presentation on Outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria 2018-2019 season: epidemiological features and lessons learnt by Rimandeyati Yashe
The major lesson we learn during our study was that the availability of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) guidelines and preparedness plans at the lower levels did not translate to usage- Rimandeyati Yashe at #NFELTPX19
States should institute measures to ensure prudent use of antimicrobial agent in poultry production- Abubakar Isyaku urges in his presentation on AMR Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Chickens in Sokoto, 2019, at #NFELTPX19
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