Monday, June 10, 2013

Preventing Leg Ulcers

The heart of a giraffe is located much higher than its hooves (relative to man's) yet I have never heard of giraffes getting leg ulcers. Would sitting on our haunches help us from getting leg ulcers?

Food for thought.

Could the London attacks have been prevented?

The Times today (Saturday May 25, 2013) in a leader argues the values of brain scans to identify the likelihood of individuals (with a history of criminal activity) to offend again.  This comes in the wake of the recent horrific events in Woolwich, London.   The subtle message is technology is here - why not use it to prevent possible harmful events? Why not indeed! 

Why not use existing knowledge and skills to prevent non communicable diseases and therefore lower extremity wounds?