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Offline Simon

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Harnessing nature's health warnings
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:42 »
We know that when the weather changes we are more vulnerable to colds and sniffles, or headaches, and the phrase "under the weather" has even become part of our language.  But now scientists are starting to harness nature's warning signals to protect the vulnerable, because more serious conditions are also affected by the weather.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7522920.stm
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Re: Harnessing nature's health warnings
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 11:07 »
I know someone who works at a nursing home, and every time there is a full moon, some very odd behaviour occurs.  :crazy:
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Re: Harnessing nature's health warnings
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 11:13 »
I'm also convinced it affects people, especially those given to hyperactivity (autistic / Aspergers etc), many of whom I know get quite 'high' when there's a full moon due.
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Re: Harnessing nature's health warnings
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 12:12 »
I have a friend who has Aspergers, but I admit I haven't noticed anything unusual, as I'm unsure what unusual is.
And the same could be said about me.  :crazy:
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Re: Harnessing nature's health warnings
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 13:21 »
The police claim that more crime is committed during the period around the full moon.  This is because night-time criminals have more light by which to work in the dark.   ;D

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Re: Harnessing nature's health warnings
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 14:55 »
It's well known that mental patients become more agitated at the time of the full moon.  Hence the name, 'lunatic'.

My husband always takes extra care around that time of the month - he's a student mental health nurse.
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