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  • To complete your post, Ed,  “….and nothing compares with the ingenuity of viruses to find a way to thrive in a new biological environment.”

    Incubation period is now known to be about two weeks with this one.   So checking symptoms of people who have been in risk zones when they return to the UK means diddly squat unless they picked up the vi…[Read more]

  • My other half always says women are better at multi-tasking than men.     I;ve been looking for a good reply, found one and now I’m now ready for her the next time she does.    I’ll simply tell her to – sit down and shut-up.   I’ll bet she doesn’t manage to do both…….😀

  • For anyone interested the BBC are running a Live Updates page here.

  • You’re right about the face-masks, Ed.    If it comes here full NBC suit and respirator it is then…..LOL

    The trouble here will always be public panic.   The slightest colds or sniffles and GP practices along with A&E Departments will be swamped with nervous multitudes; and that overload may well in reality kill more than the virus ever does…[Read more]

  • Nothing substantial to say yet but I have a very bad feeling that this thread will be needed soon.

    We are long over due for a very serious viral pandemic and the way China are acting I think its already far worse than they are saying.

  • Have to agree with you regarding screws, Bob.   Before anything ever get thrown away (especially old PC’s) I scavenge all screws from it (and stand-off’s in the case of PC’s).      Nothing annoys me more than finding I’m one screw short on a project.

    Having said that my better half always says the Almighty was one screw short when he put me tog…[Read more]

  • Have a great evening, Richard.  You deserve it, its your birthday………….😀

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Alphabetising in the forum Music 1 week, 4 days ago

    There was an ABBA tribute band playing is a local pub recently.   That was pretty loud along the High Street.    You could hear the drums from Nando’s.

    I’ll get my coat.

     

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Alphabetising in the forum Music 2 weeks ago

    @Bob,

    Often forgotten as being probably the LOUDEST band ever live is Slade.    Equally forgotten is that they had 6 (yes, six) Number 1’s and 16 top ten hits.    On stage it TRULY was a case of ‘CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE’.    Your ears felt they were physically being hit with multiple jackhammers.     I was genuinely close to deaf for hours after.  …[Read more]

  • CarGuru is my goto site for car searches.    If you scroll down the screen on the left is an Emissions option.   So you can set your Emision limit, your budget, pick makes you like, how far from your home to search, etc. and you’ll have your list of all available options.

  • You didn’t say what operating system the PC is running?     Given its vintage I presume it might still be Windows 7.     If that is so then make sure its the 64bit version because if its the 32bit then adding extra ram will do not good and you are maxed out already; any more will not be seen.

    TBH if the guy’s use is pretty much WP/DTP and given t…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks ago

    As far as I know Graham there are no comparison studies of Neomag (Magnesium Glycerophosphate chewable tablets) and Magnaspartate (Magnesium Aspartate Dihydrate powder).    However, there is evidence that the aspartate has better bioavailability than oxide or citrate supplements; and less laxative effect than citrate.    All in all I would con…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    That’s terrific news Graham.    It sounds like the infarct was in the main due to platelet aggregation (i.e, blood clots) rather than general atherosclerotic narrowing of your coronary arteries.    That is quite rare and so you hit the jackpot, matey.   Because it means your coronary arteries are manageable predominantly pharmacologically.     Tr…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Pretty much all Pharmacokinetic studies (i.e. studies of the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of a drug, vitamin or compound, etc.) are conducted in young healthy adults.    Its to only way you get a worthwhile baseline for comparisons and which is not biased by various mixes of adverse conditions or interacting medications t…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Neomag is Magnesium Glycerophosphate.     Magnesium Gylcerophosphate is what Harefield use when supplementation is needed and is what my other half has been on since 2014.    There were once several presentations of M.Glycero. available and still are; but the only one now left on the Drug Tariff (i.e. what GP’s can prescribe and repeat after…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    As an aside I always think Nicolas Parsons when I think of N.Park.    Do you recall the large graffiti that was on the roundabout to the north west of the hospital for years – It read “Nicolas Parsons is the Neo-Opiate of the people”.   That was back in Sale of the Century days and I knew a Consultant who told me he was certain he knew the two med…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Forgot you lived in Harrow or I would have guessed that.    As your heart attack showed on the ECG it must have been a STEMI (ST wave Elevated Myocardial Infarction).    I’m pretty sure the protocol in your area is for Ambulance crews to take patients exhibiting a STEMI’s trace straight to Harefield Hospital.   So if the Ambulance crew ran an EC…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Good point, Ed.   Probs best to wait until the Consultants are back.

    Not sure, Graham, if your hospital is a Teaching Hospital?   If so then asking questions at the Team Round (which is always a good time) is even better.    Most Consultants welcome the chance to ‘teach’ both you and their teams at that point; and of course in a Teaching Hosp…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    That was a major bleed.   Did you ever have a peptic ulcer that you knew about because its close to certain that you had one for such a bleed to occur; and that it was adjacent to a significant blood vessel.   And as your BP is still marginal I can understand why the Gastro Team are nervous.    All in all it certainly makes management of your s…[Read more]

  • The VFM Addict replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Being sick soon having a heart attack is not uncommon and is a mild marker that one is probably looking at a heart attack (i.e. Myocardial Infarction) rather than mere angina.    Persistent reaching over period of itself can cause minor bleeds.    I take it that there was a substantial amount of blood when you were sick rather than mere spo…[Read more]

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