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Sophia
  1. Simon Smith,
  2. Jonathan Wyatt

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    RISKS OF DAILY LIFE

    Sophia has previously pointed out the risks inherent in daily activities and now presents further evidence of the myriad ways that modern life can conspire to endanger the innocent. Recent novel case reports describe burns sustained from bouncy castles (

    ) , and exploding mobile phones (

    ) , while an article in

    ) suggests that longstanding residency near heavy industry increases the risk of lung cancer (although this study was limited to risk in women).

    COUCH POTATOES GET DEPRESSED

    Depression in couch potatoes may be related to their lifestyle. An unblinded study of 38 patients with depression (

    ) suggests that those who undertake regular aerobic exercise show a reduction in their depression scores. Perhaps it is time to don that Lycra©?

    HITTING THE JUGULAR

    A neat pragmatic article in

    ) promotes a simple method of improving internal jugular vein cannulation. The method is to anchor the internal jugular …

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