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REBLOG! Dr Maryanne Demasi’s Playing With My Heart, Again…

Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Dr Maryanne Demasi’s Playing With My Heart, Again…

Dr Maryanne Demasi As previously mentioned, I’m not a huge television watcher, discerning nut no couch-potato, one show I must see each and every week – or I seriously get the grumps – is Catalyst.

For those not-in-the-know, Catalyst is a superlative Australian science program aired weekly on ABC TV, it’s always current, often a lark and most beautifully produced.

My favourite science reporter is back with another superlative question, “Is the role of cholesterol in heart disease really one of the biggest myths in the history of medicine?”

The answer is surprising. In this must see episode of Catalyst, Dr Demasi and team track down some surprising insights.  The science show has come under considerable fire from sections of the medical community for it’s latest two-part special.

Catalyst described the claim that saturated fats and cholesterol causes heart attacks as one of the biggest myths of medical history. Professor Emily Banks, the chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines, raised concerns over the program prompting people not to take necessary medicines.

Ms Demasi, a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Research, says as a broadcaster she has a responsibility to inform the public that people may be using the drugs unnecessarily. Ms Demasi (we should be calling her Dr, but Ms sounds so neat) said via Catalyst’s Facebook page that she moved from medical science to journalism to encourage critical thinking about people’s health :: Read the full article »»»»


Motoring Safety: Advertising with SUDDEN IMPACT!

Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Motoring Safety: Advertising with SUDDEN IMPACT!

This has to be just about the best advertisement so far this year…

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When was the last time you put on lipstick?

If you answered - IN YOUR CAR - you’re not alone. According to UK insurance company Diamond 20 per cent of women apply makeup in the car.

It might seem harmless, in reality it's possibly be more deadly than chatting or texting on the phone. A recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found touching up your lippy -  or heaven forbid, applying an entire face - can increase a driver’s crash risk by three times whereas talking on the phone upped the risk by just 1.3 times  :: Read the full article »»