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2 hours ago, CaaC (John) said:

This flu jab bit is ok but the only thing is you get slight symptoms of the flu for the first 24hrs, sneezing, headache and coughing plus the left arm has now started to ache where I had the jab.

I'm fine mate and i had it done I think your just getting old mate :D

Although I did once have a flu jab in one arm and a bird flu jab in the other which didn't make me feel great

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Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Hate eating certain vegetables? It could be down to your genes, say US scientists who have done some new research.

Inheriting two copies of the unpleasant taste gene provides a "ruin-your-day level of bitterness" to foods like broccoli and sprouts, they say.

It could explain why some people find it difficult to include enough vegetables in their diet, they suggest.

The gene may also make beer, coffee and dark chocolate taste unpleasant.

In evolutionary terms, being sensitive to bitter taste may be beneficial - protecting humans from eating things that could be poisonous.

But Dr Jennifer Smith and colleagues from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine say it can also mean some people struggle to eat their recommended five-a-day of fresh fruit and veg.

Everyone inherits two copies of a taste gene called TAS2R38. It encodes for a protein in the taste receptors on the tongue which allows us to taste bitterness.

People who inherit two copies of a variant of the gene TAS2R38, called AVI, are not sensitive to bitter tastes from certain chemicals. Those with one copy of AVI and another called PAV perceive bitter tastes of these chemicals, but not to such an extreme degree as individuals with two copies of PAV, often called "super-tasters", who find the same foods exceptionally bitter.

The scientists studied 175 people and found those with two copies of the bitter taste PAV version of the gene ate only small amounts of leafy green vegetables, which are good for the heart.

Dr Smith told medics at a meeting of the American Heart Association: "You have to consider how things taste if you really want your patient to follow nutrition guidelines."

The researchers hope to explore whether using spices could help mask the bitter taste and make vegetables more appealing for people who are hard-wired to dislike certain varieties.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50387126

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I had basal cell carcinoma removed with surgery a month ago, basically is a type of skin cancer which has a very low mortality outcome and it is quite a common cancer. The surgery is simple and it lasts around 15 minutes, i will have to check with my dermatologist from time to time just to be sure.

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I have been hit by a bug the last two days and I feel shite, I think it's s cold and I must have caught it off wee Kaiden, coughing, headache and sweating like a beauty, I rugged myself up with extra jumpers on and I think that has done the trick, don't feel to bad now.   

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1 minute ago, CaaC (John) said:

I have been hit by a bug the last two days and I feel shite, I think it's s cold and I must have caught it off wee Kaiden, coughing, headache and sweating like a beauty, I rugged myself up with extra jumpers on and I think that has done the trick, don't feel to bad now.   

Could be manflu :35_thinking: ask @Bluewolf, he knows everything about it xD

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Am on the final week of the original insanity workout. Is brutal but am glad it's ending. 6 days a week can be a bit much.

On the plus side am in really good shape and super fit. Have shred fat but didn't have much anyway but have lost nearly a stone and a half in 2 months.

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Yearly heart checkup with the nurse tomorrow, blood sample, urine sample etc, weight check etc, I know I lost 6ib in weight when I weighed myself last week but still overweight,  I should be around 111/2  stone for my height but I am 131/2  stone atm but I feel ok, all the Christmas goodies and booze put the old weight on lol. 

 

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Life can be a bastard sometimes, the couple across the corridor when have known for 14 years in Tam & Evalyn, well Evalyne retired 2 years ago, went into hospital to have a gall bladder removed and they found out she has cancer, she has just been told that the cancer is spreading and I don't think she will have long to go, the wife took it badly and broke down as Evaline would always pop into here for a blether and a cup of coffee, Evaline told me should would bloody fight it, I hope to god she does and comes out the winner.

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As per above, Evalyn passed away last night, gutted, so is the wife and because of the lockdown we could not go and visit her in the hospital and now we can't even go to her funeral, life can be a bastard sometimes.

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Just found out from Evalyn's hubby that we can go to her funeral, it's only family and a few friends that can attend as by the coronavirus rules on funerals so we can say a proper good by, God bless her, leaving here shortly for the funeral. 

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47 minutes ago, MUFC said:

Is it true that during Covid, there has been an increase in health issues? People starting to suffer from mental health issues and anxiety? 

Nah everyone's loving life and has no worries any more. 

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On 12/11/2019 at 12:57, True Blue said:

I had basal cell carcinoma removed with surgery a month ago, basically is a type of skin cancer which has a very low mortality outcome and it is quite a common cancer. The surgery is simple and it lasts around 15 minutes, i will have to check with my dermatologist from time to time just to be sure.

My mam was confirmed to have this towards the end of last year and had it removed at the beginning of April (after it was cancelled last December due to rising cases of Covid). Her leg was in absolute agony the firstfew weeks, but seem to be fine now.

What was more surprising though is that the doctors missed this for a good 4-5 years. 

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I went to the dentist recently for the first since 8 years a few months back. They did the deep cleaning and it was great, I notice that now I don't get that cold feeling in my teeth when I drink something cold. They also have this new kind of technology now (only for non invasive cleaning) in which they don't even use a shot on you but spread a some kind of gel to induce numbness. Earlier I didn't feel comfortable in clinics, but now it is ok. They told me how to clean teeth right and brushes are better and I didn't know that I could do it wrong.

https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/how-to-brush-your-teeth

https://bathroomer.org/best-toothbrush-sanitizer/

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A friend's dad committed suicide, he was a govt employee and was being bullied by his senior officers into doing something shaddy.

He's not even a close friend but it's the first time I've seen something like this in my circle. Must be very hard for people who are directly related.

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4 hours ago, Khan of TF365 said:

A friend's dad committed suicide, he was a govt employee and was being bullied by his senior officers into doing something shaddy.

He's not even a close friend but it's the first time I've seen something like this in my circle. Must be very hard for people who are directly related.

What a bunch of immoral corrupt bastards. 

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35 minutes ago, MUFC said:

What a bunch of immoral corrupt bastards. 

I find bureaucracy inhumane in general. Pointless maze of procedures is so normal to them they don't feel any human empathy and if they're corrupt they can be like silent serial killers. 

Must be a very tough situation. Thinking about future of yourself and family if showed resistance or getting framed, caught even if complying a little with their demands. 

P. S I thought this was the mental health thread

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Had an endoscopy, 24 hour ECG, and several other tests in 2021. Seem to be gradually on the mend now. Did 5 mile this morning without feeling like i was having a heart attack. Still waiting for another  consultation but i assume it's something GERD related and maybe an irregular heartbeat.

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Just now, MUFC said:

In life, what's the worst illness/injury would you say you've had? 

Kidney stones

Torn ACLs. 

Torn achilles. 

Tonsillectomy.

Shingles.

Glandular fever.

Endoscopy without sedation. 

 

Take your pick! They were all really painful in their own way. Either the injury or the treatment e.g. the tonsillectomy itself was worse than the tonsillitis I had. 

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7 minutes ago, MUFC said:

In life, what's the worst illness/injury would you say you've had? 

Getting hit by a car while cycling.

To be honest I don't remember that day so I've no idea how sore it was but I can remember having to roll off my bed the next morning because every single muscle in my body was completely fucked.

It completely changed who I am as a person.

The best part of it was opening me up to more things in life, as I was a picky eater before the accident and now I eat almost everything.

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I've been lucky in a way. Only had keyhole surgery one my ankle which isn't anything major. 50 minute procedure and you leave after recovery. Am now 42 but have stepped up my training hardcore over the last 5 years. Eat healthy for 90& of the years and eat more plant based food now and try limiting meat to twice per week. I don't want to be a typical Asian who usually has every illness in the book.

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28 minutes ago, Stan said:

Kidney stones

Torn ACLs. 

Torn achilles. 

Tonsillectomy.

Shingles.

Glandular fever.

Endoscopy without sedation. 

 

Take your pick! They were all really painful in their own way. Either the injury or the treatment e.g. the tonsillectomy itself was worse than the tonsillitis I had. 

 

1 minute ago, MUFC said:

I've been lucky in a way. Only had keyhole surgery one my ankle which isn't anything major. 50 minute procedure and you leave after recovery. Am now 42 but have stepped up my training hardcore over the last 5 years. Eat healthy for 90& of the years and eat more plant based food now and try limiting meat to twice per week. I don't want to be a typical Asian who usually has every illness in the book.

Cheers mate!

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Just now, MUFC said:

Yours are injuries yaarr. You know what I mean about our people. Diabetis, high blood pressure etc.

Yeah I know, just messing.

I do worry occasionally about those standard illness you mention in people of our ethnicity. Higher risk of heart issues, diabetes, high cholesterol, high BP etc. 

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