A bit late as usual, the Research Summaries and Quiz for January 2016 are now online. Subjects covered this time:
Should GPs be paid to reduce unnecessary referrals?
Reducing the risk of diabetes
Improving survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Contraceptive and hormonal treatment options for women with history of venous thromboembolism
What is chemsex and why does it matter?
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Lyme disease: time for a new approach?
For more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, please visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/ .
Mr Punch has lost the baby – or possibly turned the baby into sausages – and Judy has summoned the Policeman.
YouTube – https://youtu.be/ZNXtiPSDgS0
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/150680440
They were ready by the end of December, honest – I just haven’t got round to posting anything about them until the beginning of January. It’s a busy time of the year, all right?
Subjects covered this time:
Diagnosing symptomatic cancer in the NHS
Fibroids: diagnosis and management
The three crises facing the NHS in England
Acute coronary syndromes
Acute rheumatic fever
The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?
Diagnosis and management of menopause: summary of NICE guidance
Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries are a fun and entertaining way for GPs to keep up to date with medical research and earn learning credits towards appraisals and revalidation. To find out more, go to http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/ .
Furtherfield have just published my interview with Ingrid Torvund: http://furtherfield.org/features/interviews/blood-and-magic-interview-ingrid-torvund
Ingrid, who lives and works in Norway, is the director/creator of Magic Blood Machine and When I Go Out I Bleed Magic, which I came across on Vimeo. The interview was conducted via email over the course of several weeks, and it contains some interesting insights into her working practices and sources of inspiration.
Magic Blood Machine will be showing as part of the Cranbrook Video Festival, which I am organising on Friday 19th February 2016 at my daughter’s school in Cranbrook, Kent. More news about that later.
This video was commissioned by Animate Projects as part of their Parts and Labour, er, project. You can see it on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/147162025 . It’s absolutely brilliant – surreal (in the proper sense of the word) and spooky, atmospheric, full of bits of old prints collaged together in the style of Max Ernst.
I’ve never come across Noriko Okaku before, but her website, at http://www.norikookaku.com/ , is well worth checking out.
Mr Punch has been left in charge of the baby, but all he can think about is sausages. To make matters worse, once the sausages are made, both Toby the dog and Mr Punch’s enemy the Crocodile seem to be trying to steal them…
YouTube – https://youtu.be/NaxzyVl5-yw
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/147765266
For more about Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, please visit http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries
In this month’s summaries:
Assessing the risk of diabetes
Learning from soft power
Time to question the NHS diabetes prevention programme
Dietary fats, health, and inequalities
Where are we now with paracetamol?
Risk of intracranial haemorrhage linked to co-treatment with antidepressants and NSAIDs
Superficial thrombophlebitis (superficial venous thrombosis)
Initial drug treatment in Parkinson’s disease
Pharmacogenetics begins to deliver on its promises
Practical tools for improving global primary care
Mr Punch wants to spend the day making big fat sausages for his lunch, but his wife Judy tells him he’s got to look after the baby.
YouTube – https://youtu.be/KkYZuGXPPRY
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/144360662
Detective Heart of America – The Final Freedom – from Jason Steele, the man behind Film Cow, creator of the very famous Charlie The Unicorn, probably the most talented of the ‘sicko American college humour’ video-makers. This is a proper feature-length film made with incredibly lo-fi puppets (in other words a load of dolls and ornaments), but it hangs together amazingly well. The secret is in the writing, which is unfailingly sharp, and the pace, which is unrelenting.
Acedia from Mark Mckeown, which I discovered on a experimental animation forum. A peculiar mixture of 2D animation, 3D animation and photographic stills, with a soundtrack from someone called Azuza Inkh – it’s a real oddity, but in its own odd way it really works.