Must be the week for scientific breakthroughs!

Watching tonight’s episode of the 7PM project, and another medical milestone has been reached – in a international effort, scientists have now identified three key genes which play the role on Alzheimer’s disease, which affects over 100,000 Australians.

Facebook status updates now have a new use… they can be used to rescue you from a drain pipe when you don’t want your parents to find out that you’re in a spot of bother! Only problem is if your friends ‘Like’ or reply ‘Stay down there and die’ or ‘I’m too lazy to get off the couch… I’ll just call the police’.

Mmm, I have one thing to say about this year’s Miss Australia contender in the 2009 Miss Universe competition (Rachel Finch)… OMG she’s gorgeous! What I would do to be in a room with her… with a bottle of superglue!

If the recent stories about what doctors are being ‘forced’ to do are true… then the Australian medical system is in dire straits… which it really is anyway due to the way that nurses are rostered. So while the doctor shortage and rosters are changed to prevent things like double shifts, rosters for nurses also need to be examined.

New short term plan… move to Victoria and start smoking! The logic… the Heart Foundation of Victoria believe that financial incentives will encourage low income owners to stop smoking! I gotta get me some of that… never mind that fact that I’ll be shaving a few years of my life in the process – I intend to die as a result of being hit by a bus at 9:06 pm on the 20th of August, 2054, so I should have a few years to spare (nothing like dying according to plan!)

And finally, for those of you who are concerned about your weight… a recent study from a British medical journal may make your day… if you’re thighs are less than 55 cm in circumference… then you have double the risk of heart disease.

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