I agree that they are holy, these pokey, half-myelinated creatures whose needs have woken me from sleep, or kept me from it, a thousand nights. But to persist in my work, I must believe that holiness is inviolable even as the body itself breaks open and bleeds. Babies are holy when they are plump and warm in the newborn nursery. They are holy when they have nasogastric tubes snaking out of their nostrils. Children sedated and paralysed in the intensive care unit, with surgical wounds freshly bandaged, are holy. Children with double-lumen central lines dripping chemotherapy drugs into their veins are holy. Children reading comics while a haemodialysis machine four times their size runs their blood through a filter, children on heart-lung bypass after drowning in a backyard pool, children who need four IV medicines to make their faltering hearts pump long enough to keep them alive for transplant: holy, holy, holy. … [Read more...] about High risk: anti-vaxxers in the delivery ward
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Julia and Jeff rarely talked to other people about their giving. It was awkward. People did not like to talk about money in general, but they really did not want to feel they were being judged for keeping too much of their money for themselves. When Julia had tried to talk about giving, one person told her she was crazy and was just going to make herself miserable; another person made fun of her. She could not decide how to feel about this. On the one hand, she felt that one of the most useful things she could do was encourage other people to give more, and she worried that if she were braver and cared less about social niceties she would be more aggressive about it. On the other hand, she knew that it was important for the cause not to be off-putting, and if anything was off-putting it was preachiness. Or was that just her way of rationalising what she wanted to do anyway? She was not sure. She realised that it was important for her not to seem too puritanical or constrained: people … [Read more...] about Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?
The former England and Man United icon, who now plays for Derby County, will no doubt be keen to show off the stunning wine room to guests, which boasts climate control, dim lighting and tiers of drawers and shelves to keep his collection at its best. … [Read more...] about Wine Rooney! Football star Wayne splashes out £150,000 on walk-in cellar with its own bar to show off his drinks collection at £20m mansion
17. St. John’s Wort St John's Wort is a yellow flower mainly used as an antidepressant. Depression is a serious mental illness followed by other disorders like insomnia, poor concentration, loss of appetite, loss of interest and anxiety. St John's Wort is an essential herb that may help treat the above problems and others related to neurotransmitters.  … [Read more...] about 20 Home Remedies To Treat Nerve Weakness