As my head is feeling a bit crap today, I’m dedicating my time to slacking; I’m beating myself up by making a nice house in The Sims. Why? I wanted to check one thing with building stairs, and ended up not even doing that… oh well.
Anyways, there’s exciting an interesting bits in the news, hooray! Firstly, there’s something rather close to my heart:
Doctors claim to have “functional cure” for HIV
The science on this makes sense, more sense than the attempts to make a vaccine (’cause y’know… doesn’t work). And this excites me because I have a family member affected by HIV/AIDS – my (step)father was infected with HIV in 1986, and it went to full-blown AIDS in 1990~. He’s still alive and kicking after winning the battle with Hep C (’cause frankly, he’s a ninja), but I would be happy to see his quality of life improved even this much more. He’s got a lot of life left in him, so… less suffering = good! But we’ll see how or if the US picks up on it, considering that the radical right is erm… getting more radical and not really good at respecting existing human life. *cough* But that’s a whole ball of wax I definitely don’t want to get into, so we’ll leave it at that.
There’s also a rather interesting one on bread that I saw earlier:
Chorleywood: The bread that changed Britain
What I found most interesting is the speculation that people don’t particularly have wheat intolerances (inability to digest bread), but rather, the way the bread is primarily made is the root of the problem. There’s a quote in the piece that suggests that three quarters of people who think they are intolerant have no problems when presented with bread done the ‘proper’, slower way. And I’ll admit, slower made bread tastes better – I love making and devouring a loaf. And, I’ll further admit that I’m not as fond of store-bought bread since I started making my own in earnest, so perhaps there’s something to that speculation. Surely, the fact that we process the crap out of foods to make it cheaper, ‘healthier’, and so forth is probably not the easiest on bodies that have, for millenia, done it a certain way. 🙂
Speaking of processed food, I should go find some lunch. Have a nice day!
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