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October in Paris: One out of 10 women will suffer from breast cancer

En France, pays qui compte plus de 20 centres anti cancéreux , le mois d’octobre est celui de toutes les humilités devant la cancer du sein véritable fléau qui fait basculer , et trébucher des destins et des vies .

La vie de la Femme , et de l’ensemble de son entourage familial.

Ce crabe, frappe une Femme sur dix, et pour personnaliser ce chiffre, prenez dix Femmes dans la rue : l’une d’elles a eu, a, ou aura des démêlées avec ce mal.

Les causes et les étiologies sont très variées .

1. Le déterminisme génétique y est présent pour 15% environ.

2. Le reste est partagé entre l’environnement hormonal de la Femme, ( ses désordres, et ses déséquilibres ) le stress , la pollution, l’alimentation, le tabagisme poussé, ( càd dès 12 cigarettes/ jr ) la consommation d’alcool débutée tôt dans la vie de la jeune adolescente ( 13/14 ans ) .

3. Les radiations ionisantes qui ont envahi le monde .

4. Les antécédents familiaux de cancers même autres que le sein .

Enfin et comme toute chose en médecine un infime pourcentage de cas survenant ” de novo ” chez des personnes théoriquement ” non candidates ” à ce cancer .

Lors de mon séjour professionnel (4 ans ) au Liban, j’ai pu voir à quel point ce fléau y taillait tout autant la part belle à ce cancer , d’où mon idée ( il y a 4 ans ) d’en alerter les autorités afin de fonder un centre anticancéreux pour adultes ( tous cancers confondus ) et de réglementer la chirurgie du cancer au Liban

Introduire par exemple la notion de “seuils “ qui fera qu’un chirurgien doive pratiquer minimum 30 fois par année la même opération sur 30 patient(e)s pour être performant et…non dangereux.

– Faire en sorte que la durée du diagnostic ne traine pas en longueur pour que le traitement puisse être apporté en un temps ” acceptable ”

– Tout dossier patient(e), de cancer doit être débattu avant traitement, par un comité au sein du centre ou de l’hôpital, comité dit de concertation pluridisciplinaire, où siègent médecins internistes, radiologues , radiothérapeutes, anatomo- pathologistes, oncologues et chirurgiens , pour que la décision n’appartienne pas à une seule personne fût-elle le chirurgien .

– introduire enfin par manquement à ces règles la notion de ” perte de chance ” pour le patient , passible de poursuites et de sanctions judiciaires .

J’avais sollicité et obtenu pour ce un RV auprès du ministre Libanais de la santé un certain Mr. Khalifeh , qui me reçut avec son conseiller unique et permanent ( un cousin à lui ) les deux brillant par leurs Rolex attestant selon la formule célèbre que ces deux hommes ont réussi leur vie .

De ” la mienne ” ( de vie.. pas de Rolex ) je n’ai jamais eu un entretien aussi creux, aussi fade …
Et si on lançait , cette idée de centre anti cancéreux pour adultes au Liban et la relayons sur nos réseaux sociaux en en faisant à notre façon notre ” À la poursuite d’octobre rouge”!

( Jamil BERRY )

United officially and separate socially?

It can be hard for visitors to Berlin to imagine where the Berlin Wall once separated Germany’s communist East from the U.S.-friendly West.

Today, commuters run to catch a metro where trains stood for nearly 30 years. Curried sausages are sold and illegal (but popular) parties are celebrated in empty warehouses just feet from where East Germans were shot by their own countrymen as they tried to cross the border to the west.

Next week, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and at first glance, it seems as if the country is more united than some nations that were never split.

posted this October 31, 2014

But numbers and images illustrating differences in lifestyles and problems between East and West Germans tell a different story.

While 75% of Germans who live in the east said they considered their country’s reunification a success in a recent survey only half of western Germans agreed.

And that’s not the only distinction indicating that the separation of the past prevails today.

Before we go in-depth with the Washington Post visualizations and maps shown above, some of them inspired by German news site ZEIT ONLINE, let’s take a look at the bigger picture:

Berlin, photographed from a Space Station

The photo above was taken by astronaut André Kuipers from the International Space Station in 2012. It shows one division of Berlin: While the yellow lights are in east Berlin, the green parts mark the western part.

Daniela Augenstein, a spokeswoman for Berlin’s department of urban development, explained that each side historically used different streetlights. The lights themselves reflect another difference: The streetlamps used in West Germany were much more environmentally friendly, reflecting the emergence of the western German environmental civil movement in the 1970s and 1980s.

At that time East Germany was still heavily polluting, and heavily reliant on coal. Today, eastern Germany is the heart of the country’s renewable energy transformation. But viewed from space, the historic differences still define Berlin’s nightly appearance.

Data reveal further cleavages between east and west.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, formerly communist eastern German companies and factories suddenly had to compete with their much more efficient western counterparts. Capitalism came too fast.

Many eastern German companies went bankrupt and some regions never recovered from the shock. Until today, income levels are much lower in the east than in the west.

Germany’s unemployment rate made headlines when it hit a two-decade low this summer. But that rate is not evenly spread: former West German states still have far better employment levels than their eastern neighbors.

That’s in part because more young people have moved from rural eastern areas to the west, which has also decreased the amount of job-seeking eastern Germans.

This has led to a paradoxical situation: Many young people in rural eastern Germany say they are forced to move to the west or to larger eastern cities because of a lack of competitive wages and job opportunities.

Consequently, many eastern German companies cannot find enough young trainees for entry-level positions and are now recruiting in Poland or the Czech Republic.

Demographic differences are not only the result of joblessness and income gaps. Most foreigners who live in Germany have chosen to settle in the western parts, and their arrival has decreased average ages.

Several factors explain the significantly smaller foreign population in the east. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, western Germany invited many Turks to live in the country as guest workers. Many of them never left.

Furthermore, the climate is less friendly to foreigners in the east, according to a study by Leipzig University researchers who interviewed 16,000 Germans over 10 years.

These findings coincide with a larger presence of right-wing neo-Nazi sympathizers. The right-wing National Democratic Party, whose members have often been accused of glorifying Adolf Hitler, enjoys particular support in the east, though they’ve been relatively unsuccessful at the polls.

Why did right-wing politicians prosper in the once-communist east?

The explanation is complex, but scientists often attribute it to a mixture of anti-leftist worldviews after the wall fell and the economic downturn in the east.

Many people were disillusioned by Western capitalism, but few wanted a return to communism. Right-wing politicians were quick to fill the void. The great majority of eastern Germans, of course, are welcoming.

The comparisons above might make eastern Germany seem like a bleak place to live — but in some ways, it’s ahead of the west.

Take trash production. Why? Here is one possible explanation: Having dealt with constant food shortages until 1989, eastern Germans learned to economize and buy only those items they deemed necessary. This attitude seems to prevail today.

However, east-west differences in regard to trash production would be much less pronounced if we only looked at domestic waste, and did not include other sources of trash such as gardens.

Communist East Germany also emphasized child care. While eastern German mothers were usually employed, western German women often stayed home to raise their children. So the East German government invested heavily in child-care facilities, and that legacy remains today.

This map points to another legacy of eastern Germany’s communist past. In then-East Germany, agricultural fields were much larger, because they were not owned by individuals, but by a pool of farmers. After reunification, the fields’ sizes rarely changed.

In the east, it was also much more common, and politically supported, to get a flu shot. Even today, eastern Germans are more committed to this practice, as the German news website ZEIT ONLINE recently noted in a comparison between eastern and western habits and beliefs that is definitely worth a read.

(According to the site, eastern Germans also own significantly fewer legal small arms than citizens living in west Germany.)

Finally, if you travel Europe and you see two German groups at a campground, you might easily be able to distinguish them.

Eastern Germans usually sleep in tents, while western Germans prefer to travel with trailers. We did not find a scientific explanation, but one might posit that it’s rooted in western Germans’ longer experience traveling the world.

Furthermore, many young eastern Germans couldn’t even afford a car under communism. Trying to buy a trailer would have been more expensive and nearly impossible for most eastern Germans. While those in the west were able to explore beyond their borders, eastern Germans remained practically imprisoned by their government for nearly 30 years — until 25 years ago.

Despite the prevailing differences, many consider the German reunification a successful role model.

The choices are broader than “No surgery” or “Highly risky surgery

“Why should you be stuck between “Do an MBA” and “Don’t do an MBA”? Have to investigated the programs that might be more representative for your career?

If you have to make a decision about a deal, do measure it against the second best deal that is available, even if it means doing more of what we are already doing (Warren Buffet)

Apparently, we are mostly blind of alternatives once we like a deal or an issue and refuse to do our due diligence comparing other alternatives and choices.

We also tend to withhold assistance to people who might outdo us, even if we look like a fool in the long run.

And we are adamant that mankind can get out of the frequent calamities befalling living creatures while refusing adequate assistance and cooperation to the “other “less fortunate people”

This social comparison bias is the main factor that prevent any research group to remain at the top in a university for years in succession.

Guy Kawasaki (of Apple) says:

Ä-players hire people that are better than themselves. B-players hire C-players so they can feel superior to them… If you start hiring B-players, then expect the Bozo Explosion to expand in your organization

The Duning-Kruger effect states that the inept are gifted at overlooking the extent of their incompetence and suffer from the illusion of superiority and thus, erode the talent pool over time.

Isaac Barrow gave up his job as a professor in 1666 and opted to become the student of his 25 year-old protégé Isaac Newton. That is character.


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