December – Time for the first of the month quiz – plus – A colourful Christmas Salad

As we welcome December, the twelfth and last month of the year, it’s time for the first of the month quiz. I’m only asking seven questions; I hope you may have a go at answering them. 1. What is the birth flower for December? Daffodil   Water-lily   Carnation   Holly 2. What is the birthstone for December? Sapphire   Turquoise   Ruby  … Read more

Diet and Exercise? Some Clinicians Don’t Have Time to Cover Them: The Healthcare Satisfaction Survey

Diabetes touches nearly every aspect of life. It’s been said that type 1 diabetes impacts well over a hundred decisions per day, and type 2 diabetes can be just as all-consuming, especially for those that use insulin. Many members of our community divide their lives in two — before and after their diagnosis — because … Read more

Britons have wised up to the benefits of immigration. It’s about time politicians did too | Robert Ford

For political veterans, the recent arguments over immigration have a very familiar feel: dire warnings of crisis as official statistics show record numbers of people coming to Britain to work, study and join their families, while a dysfunctional Home Office struggles to cope with a new wave of refugees; a beleaguered government pledging to clamp … Read more

Diabetes Basics: A1c versus Time in Range – Diabetes Health

Diabetes Health Staff Almost every person who has diabetes knows that the HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) test is one of the best tools available for tracking your overall blood sugar level for the last 90 days. For example, one person may register a blood glucose level of 8.2 mg/dL at the start of January but then … Read more

Covid infections fall across UK for first time in nearly three months

Covid-19 infections have fallen in all four UK countries for the first time in nearly three months, official figures show, while the number of people hospitalised continues to fall. The news provides fresh evidence the latest wave of the virus has peaked, while health experts have praised the autumn booster campaign for helping to prevent … Read more

40th time the charm for Mkhwebane? Suspended PP suffers yet another legal defeat | The Citizen

Suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been ordered to pay costs on another matter relating to her investigations into the country’s revenue collecting service. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Mkhwebane’s report investigating Sars’s appointment of Information Technology company BB&D in 2007 and ordered her to pay costs on the matter. Mkhwebane is … Read more

Glass Taxi – Time Sukkin

Listen to the title hit taken from the debut five-track EP of Atlanta/Poznan duo Glass Taxi. “Time Sukkin” is a quirky and playful ‘80s pop resurrection, as if Dead Or Alive had partied with Miami Sound Machine. The disco-goth synths, dance floor misterio-smoke, the strange choir conducted by a robot, and woozy carnival percussion rhythms … Read more