I left it in the incubator last night with the heating mat turned off and the lid ajar, so it was somewhat insulated, though not fully.
It was warm this morning, and I moved it to a raised rack on the table to finish. I'm going to let it go for another 8 hours. The slab is now quite firm, but I like as much mycelium growth as I can get.
@nathanu I'm not sure I understand — you mean it loses flavor if you let it rest before putting it into the hot pan? I had not noticed, but that seems possible. It's certain, though, that putting the minced (or grated or sliced) garlic immediately into the hot pan loses nutrients:
Private health provider in Ealing fined over £1.5m after woman’s death
Unprecedented TB Drugs Stock-Out in India: Union Health Minister Skips UN High-Level Meet
'The Wire' spoke to several individuals across India, who are affected by the acute shortage of TB drugs in the country. The WHO has described this situation as 'worrying', while the state TB officials call it 'frustrating'.
How likely is it that, in a generation, we will look at storing (and heating) food and drinks in plastic containers the way we look at using asbestos for construction today?
“Packaging food in plastic sounded like a good idea at the time. How wrong we were and how much illness we caused.”
What do you think?
Secondhand smoke may be an overlooked source of lead exposure in kids.
Other everyday items that can cause exposure: some ceramic cookware and dishes, many common spices, some toys, hair-coloring products and cosmetics, and more.
And exposure can limit cognitive development and cause a drop in IQ.
My experience w Healthyr at-home test kit (☝️): Sample collection involves bit more blood than typical for at-home glucometer, but collection, registration, mailing are all straightforward.
100% web interaction. Easy-to-use Results page, downloadable Results PDF. Most important, results seem reliable w values in expected range.
Overall good experience. Bought more kits because unbeatable price: $19.97 v $80 direct.
#Insurers Can Be Sentinels for #Health and #Safety
Carbohydrate-insulin model or cholesterol denialism are in the same pseudoscientific category as telekinesis, anti-vaxxing, or homeopathy. All are supposedly "science-based", have conferences and are researched by people with "Dr." in their title.
Unfortunately, amongst the tech crowd, the allure for body hacking is strong, and nobody is immune to conspiracy theories (you've been lied to by Ancel Keys!)
Because I do a lot of walking in rocky, wet & seasonally cold environments, I wear out my hiking boots every few years.
"waterproof" synthetic boots don't stay waterproof for long.
For 15 years I've searched for "vegan leather hiking boots", by design, they'd be more robust (re-waterproofed)
#HealthCommunism https://open.spotify.com/episode/0zPZm138HHaOxV50NxW60R?si=ca7ba834f0b14de0 #upstream #podcast on #Spotify (or, as they say, wherever you get your podcasts)
''#Risk #assessment: The overall public #health risk from currently known #influenza viruses at the #humananimal interface has not changed, and sustained human-to-human transmission of the viruses from these cases is currently considered unlikely. Although human infections with viruses of animal origin are unusual, they are not unexpected at the human-animal interface wherever these viruses circulate in animals. ''
Book review: Sick Of It All
Sick Of It All analyses Britain’s health and social care services and looks at the potential for radical change and non-capitalistic healthcare models.
#BookReview #Health #NHS
Israel makes cancer treatment breakthrough with genomic profiling
Hadassah-University Medical Center and a pharmaceutical company offer personalized cancer care based on genomic profiling.
Health organisations across the country pledge their support for the Voice to Parliament https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-09-24/health-organisations-statement-of-support-voice-to-parliament/102894950 via @ABCaustralia #health #voice #IndigenousIP
"Across Europe, autumn heralds the arrival of the coveted and delicious porcino, or Boletus edulis mushroom. A cultural and culinary icon in Italian cooking, these mushrooms are the target of recreational mushroom picking in Italy and other countries, but they are also powerful antioxidants and can protect against everything from Crohn’s disease to preeclampsia.
Porcini have been harvested for probably thousands of years, but it’s only recently that they’ve been identified as having the second-highest content of a powerful nutrient among all mushrooms examined for it.
The nutrient is called ergothioneine, styled ‘ERG’ for short, and may very well be the 15th vitamin that science has only just discovered we need."
@cloudguy Some people fret about...
❶ #ElonMusk's nonexistent town square?
❷ Being monetized?
📌 #Zen, my friends😋
Global News BC: Chinatown ‘stepped up security’ for upcoming Mid-Autumn Moon Festival https://globalnews.ca/news/9981682/security-mid-autumn-moon-festival/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #Dr.SunYat-SenClassicalChineseGarden #Mid-AutumnMoonFestival #VancouverChinatown #vancouverpolice #Entertainment #Canada #Health #Crime #VPD
#Health - A couple of times now I've seen links to videos for the 20,000 step days program. I.e. instead of the 10,000 steps that people have been being recommended to take on a daily basis, go twice as far, 20,000 steps. Today I talked with someone who is doing that. Ye's off his blood pressure meds, lost a significant amount of weight, back out of retirement for work, and doing well. I normally don't think of myself as 'that out of shape', but I do recall that I was doing close to that once.
The latest batch of chickpea and barley tempeh at 49 hours. I meant to take a picture at 48 hours, but forgot. When I got up this morning, the tempeh didn't seem to have progressed much (temperature 70ºF in the room), so I returned it to the incubator (with no heat, just the insulated enclosed space). That helped. Just now the tempeh was quite warm with hints of sporing, so it's back out on the table.
Gut health and mental health.
This is a bit of a minefield for research but general lessons here worth considering.
The most high-profile effort, a #lawsuit known as #MissouriVBiden, is now before #SCOTUS, where the #Biden admin seeks to have the high court block a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the #5thCircuit that found the #WhiteHouse, #FBI & top federal #health officials likely violated the #FirstAmendment by improperly influencing #tech companies’ decisions to remove or suppress posts on the #coronavirus & #elections.
#America's #RightWing war on #truth is going to new levels, endangering the nation's #health, #academic freedom,and making the #US vulnerable to #interference from nations like #Russia and #China
JosephMenn@infosec.exchange - Our story today on the successes of the GOP campaign against disinformation research. FREE. https://wapo.st/3ZvQNTF
“In the name of protecting #FreeSpeech, the scientific community is not allowed to speak,” said Dean Schillinger, a #health #communication scientist who planned to apply to the #NIH program to collaborate w/a Tagalog-language newspaper to share accurate health #information w/Filipinos. “#Science is being halted in its tracks.”
The National Institutes of #Health (#NIH) froze a $150 million program intended to advance the #communication of #medical #information, citing #regulatory & #legal threats. #Physicians told The Post that they had planned to use the grants to fund projects on noncontroversial topics such as #nutritional guidelines & not just “politically charged” issues such as #vaccinations that have been the focus of the #conservative allegations.
It's a scientific fact. Everything you eat affects your physical and mental health ‐ for better or for worse. Why not make the choices that work for the 'better' option?
Jim Fucking Jordan continues his assault on facts and truth. There are not sufficiently vile words in the English language to describe this runny shit of a man. (Gift Link.)
Ready, set, GO!
Sports and physical activities are for everyone – no matter your age or your background.
Even slight increases in regular physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term #health.
Join the movement! We have in store many events to make sports fun and engaging for you.
There might be an event close to you.
Details → https://europa.eu/!rGqhCc
Social prescribing - coming to a forest near you? Well it’s already started here in Newcastle, and it works 💚
The first artificial womb capable of gestating a human baby will get one step closer to reality next week — a key scientific milestone that could offer hope for the thousands of extremely premature babies born in the U.S. each year. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/15/world/science-health/world-first-artificial-womb/?utm_content=buffer3924b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #sciencehealth #children #health #us #pregnancy
Two Japanese researchers received this year's Ig Nobel Prize for nutrition for research that led to the development of tableware that employ electric stimulation to allow users to sense salty taste strongly. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/15/japan/science-health/ig-nobel-electric-straws-taste/?utm_content=buffer01f41&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #sciencehealth #ignobelprize #food #health
Belgrade: the city where dirty air is seen as a ‘consequence of (bad) economic growth’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/22/belgrade-serbia-air-pollution
A study funded by the Serbian #science ministry this year looked at pollution data for summer months and estimated that fine particulates were responsible for one in five strokes, one in four cases of ischemic heart disease and one in 11 cases of lung cancer.
Can apples be square? Why not - that's artistic freedom...
Square apple acrylic painting
#MastoArt #art #AYearForArt #painting #FediArt #FediGiftShop #artist #arte #InteriorDesign #MastodonArt #ArtistsOnMastodon #TraditionalArt #kunst #contemporaryArt
#fruits #fresh #health #vegan #veganfood #smile #happy #vegetarian #food #foodie #happiness #goodvibes #square #abstractart #abstractpainting #abstract #apple #fall #autumn
In this issue's Photo Essay, Kaylee Greenlee Beal rides along with these first-responders, where crews are stretched thin and working harder than ever: https://www.texasobserver.org/maverick-firefighter-emt-summer/
My Follow Friday recommendation for this week is @WhatTheChel.
Her interests include horror, science fiction, reptiles, health, baseball, science, and social justice among many other topics.
She boosts and toots all sorts of cool stuff about whatever catches her eye. I enjoy the wide variety of her feed. It’s different every day!
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Exclusive: The same studies were submitted to US regulators and some are relevant to safety levels, the researchers say
Pesticide companies failed to disclose a series of studies assessing brain toxicity to European regulators
Know anyone who is still masking or working to avoid covid to some degree? Maybe they feel more isolated or limited socially, and having more social options that match their precautions would help.
There's a free "Covid Conscious" friends and dating match system beginning. Open to all walks of life.
It's launching in Oregon, while also offering to help anyone who wants to start their own local group anywhere else.
A community building niche for people who struggle to find others will do a lot of people some good, please spread the word.
Wonderful, true story of mutual rescue.
Eric O'Grey and Peety.
He went to the shelter and asked for a dog like himself - obese, middle-aged, and depressed. And in walked Peety.
@wfpb #Vegan #wholeFood #health #animalRescue #shelterDog #EllieKPosts #lifeChanging @algorithm
UAW Strikes Built the American Middle Class
Today’s strikers are seeking to renew the broadly shared prosperity that earlier UAW work stoppages created.
IN 1950, THE UAW, WITH REUTHER AS ITS PRESIDENT (he was elected by the union just a few months after the 1946 strike ended), signed a contract with GM that not only raised wages substantially, but included a host of innovative provisions.
GM agreed to provide workers with yearly #COLA cost-of-living adjustments, with another yearly adjustment that increased their pay by the same percentage that the nation’s #productivity had increased during the year.
In subsequent contracts over the following decade, GM agreed to assume all health care costs by eliminating worker co-payments, and to provide workers with what Reuther termed a #guaranteed #annual #income, by agreeing to top off workers’ unemployment insurance benefits during periods when plants were closed to install new machinery, so that their out-of-work income matched their on-the-job income. (In recent decades, as the domestic auto industry and the union movement have both been in decline, most of these contractual features have been eliminated.)
What made these mid-century contracts so fundamentally important was that they weren’t limited to General Motors.
Once one of the Big Three had agreed to these provisions, the UAW got the other two to follow suit. They were largely matched by contracts won by the Steelworkers, the Electrical Workers, the Machinists, and other manufacturing unions, which was significant, because in the mid-20th century unionized manufacturers employed roughly five times the share of American workers that they do today
Yet, much bi+ #activism focuses on ending #bisexual #erasure as if it was an end in itself. It's not, it's just one part of the process oppressing bi+ people. Our goal should be ending that #oppression. We should strive to make bi+ folks empowered as full participants and leaders in our communities and societies. We must end the threats to our #health and our quality of life as well, in solidarity with #progressive movements.
”Climate breakdown has begun.”
Nationwide, record-breaking temperatures this #summer strained #infrastructure and human #health, warning of the new normal to come. Via our friends at @grist: https://www.texasobserver.org/record-summer-heat-2023/
Quit complaining carbrains and #cycling snobs!
“all the research points to positive results when it comes to #bicycles with an electric boost” #ebikes
“People who ride #bikes should support people who ride #bikes. People who drive cars should #sharetheroad with all users. Communities should want various modes of #transportation, and options that include saving the planet” https://www.bicycling.com/news/a45244769/heres-why-we-all-need-to-support-e-bikes-instead-of-complaining-about-them/ #cycling #infrastructure #safestreets #health #climatechange
Seasonal affective disorder – or SAD – happens when the reduced amount of daylight puts your circadian rhythm out of sync, but you can help align them with winter’s light schedule.
Things to keep in mind as fall begins:
☀️Get daylight as soon as possible on waking up
💤Get the best quality of sleep that you can by avoiding stimulants like coffee, tea or heavy meals close to bedtime
🏋️♀️Exercise during the day
Hospital boards in Ontario dominated by finance sector #onpoli #health
Many of today’s unhealthy foods were brought to you by Big Tobacco
A new study suggests that tobacco companies, who were skilled at marketing cigarettes, used similar strategies to hook people on processed foods.
(gift link, no paywall)
UPDATE: See also this brief video:
Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook
#Technology #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #FOSS #FLOSS #Fediverse #OnlineFreedom #Privacy #Anonymity #Anonymous #InfoSec #CyberSecurity #Manjaro #Linux #Science #Socialism #MultipolarWorld #Programming #Rust #Golang #RetroGaming #SelfHosted #TechNews #Matrix #Anime #Hentai #Futurology #AI #Singularity #Fitness #Health #Collapse #ClimateCrisis #Audiobooks #Books #Fanfiction #Conspiracy #CriticalThinking #DataHoarding #Piracy #FileSharing #Meshnet #Decentralized #Distributed #P2P #PeerToPeer #IPFS #Zeronet #Freenet #I2P #Tor
#Music #Memes #Nazis #CIA #NATO #UsEmpire #Oligarchy #Plutocracy #Kleptocracy #Imperialism #Fascism #Racism #Capitalism #Billionaires #Woke #Wokeism #Liberals #Democrats #Republicans #Conservatives #BigTech #ClosedSource #Microsoft #Discord #Copyright #Censorship #WesternMedia #OfficialPropaganda #MaintreamNews #Surveillance #PoliticalCorrectness
Best to worst: #fopnu #nicotine+ ( #soulseek ) #aMule ( #edonkey2000 #ed2k ) #EiskaltDC++ ( #dcpp ) #gnutella #Shareaza #qBittorrent ( #BitTorrent #torrent )
You probably already knew this, but Sudafed is useless:
"After spending decades on pharmacy shelves, the leading nasal decongestant in over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines has met its downfall.
Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration this week voted unanimously, 16 to 0, that oral doses of phenylephrine…are not effective at treating a stuffy nose."
For approximately 80% of the world’s population, the hospital isn’t the first step to healing - traditional medicine is. That might include herbal medicine, acupuncture, Tui Na and other ancient, holistic practices.
The WHO is now working to develop standards to make these healing practices implementable on a wide scale.
The two biggest killers in the world: cardiovascular disease and cancer
And the two have some surprising similarities. With basic research discovering molecular parallels between these diseases, patients will see better therapies that can treat both diseases at the same time.
UnitedHealthcare tried to deny Chris McNaughton health coverage. He fought back, filed a lawsuit and exposed the #insurance company’s inner workings.
None of the UnitedHealthcare representatives heard in this video responded to our requests for comment.
Shortly after we published our story, United settled Chris’ #lawsuit. The terms are confidential.