Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

Medical: The ABCs and Ds of Whether to Get Prostate Cancer Screening – NYT

The ABCs and Ds of Whether to Get Prostate Cancer Screening

Aaron E. Carroll – The New Health Care | The New York Times

It can be hard for physicians to follow current thinking of experts on medical care. It must be exponentially harder for the public to make sense of it. Recently, the United States Preventive Services Task Force changed its recommendation on prostate cancer screening from a D (that is, don’t do it) to a C (discuss it with your doctor).

Although there seemed to be a lot of coverage of this announcement in the news media, and a fair amount of excitement, there are two things men should know. First, it’s a good thing that recommendations change over time; second, this change isn’t as big a deal as you might think.   Continue reading



Map of Ireland

They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.    Continue reading

Guyana: Info Hub – June 27, 2017

GINA Guyana

Guyana: Info Hub – June 27, 2017

Quoting Shakespeare to despair of the PPP’s return – Freddie Kissoon  

Quoting Shakespeare to despair of the PPP’s return

The business people who supported those PPP leaders that ruled this country from August 1999 to May 2015 should buy copies of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and compel these fallen mandarins that they once embraced when they were as powerful as the Roman senators to read select passages. These include – “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves”; “The evil that men do lives after them”; “Oh judgement, thou art fled to brutish beast and men have lost their reason; “There is a tide in the affairs of men, all the voyages of their life is bound in shallows and miseries.”     Continue reading

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