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@drawerair per community rules, please include an original description context of video next time.

Will not be removing this post, but just reminding all members that posts with only links to videos are generally not accepted in this community as it has been a problem in the past.

Thank you for your understanding.

A biased test kept thousands of Black people from getting a kidney transplant. It's finally changing (apnews.com)

Jazmin Evans had been waiting for a new kidney for four years when her hospital revealed shocking news: She should have been put on the transplant list in 2015 instead of 2019 — and a racially biased organ test was to blame....

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I was aware of the lab tests GFR and GFR AA but didn’t know how or why African American kidney functions were calculated differently. After reading the article you posted, I searched a bit more to find out the history of these labs. For anyone who might be interested, please check out this link: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/race-and-egfr-what-controversy

It is unfortunate it took this long to investigate and attempt to rectify the situation. I say attempt because regardless of the current efforts many individuals and family members were gravely affected by not being identified as having kidney disease and treated sooner.

At least it is sounding like awareness of racial disparities in healthcare are becoming more recognized, yet how long will it take for all these changes to take into effect on a broad scale? Sadly, I doubt there will ever be total equality in healthcare within our society.

‘Futurama’ Fans Discover How A Tragedy Changed A Classic Joke — For the Better (www.cracked.com)

Found this interesting. I never saw the updated version, but I am guessing I probably wouldn’t have noticed the change. Just a random article I came across thinking you might enjoy. Or not. If I die, tell my wife hello.

Daily fibre supplement improves older adults' brain function in just 12 weeks (www.kcl.ac.uk)

The study, published recently in Nature Communications by researchers from the School of Life Course & Population Sciences showed that this simple and cheap addition to diet can improve performance in memory tests associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease....

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According to that post’s comments, our community/lemmy also comes up early in searches on Yahoo, Bing, and Duckduckgo! Wooooo!

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Was that the Star Trek Wars or the Star Wars Trek?

Are the brains from futurama Intillect devourers?

It’s no secret that the writers/producers of futurama in the first season were pretty into DND. In one of the anthology of interests where Fry asks what would happen if he was never frozen Gary Gygax shows up. There was a movie episode called Bender’s Game where Fry and the others get sucked into a DND world....

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After reading over https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Intellect_devourer I think you very well could be onto something.

Highlights from that site that follow this notion:

  • They were capable of magically consuming a humanoid creature’s mind and memories from a distance of up to 10 feet (3 meters), provided that creature had a brain and succumbed to its psychic assault. If so, the victim’s mentality was deteriorated. In the worst case, the victim’s intellectual capacity was completely erased, leaving them dazed or stunned and ultimately incapacitated.

    • What happened to Earth beings except for Fry
  • To aid in hunting, an intellect devourer could detect the minds of sentient creatures up to a distance of 300 feet (91 meters), determining both presence and position. -In the infosphere they were not able to detect Fry’s brainwaves due to his “nasty in the past-y” affecting his brain.

  • Despite their exposed brains, an intellect devourer was protected by a crusty covering or clear membrane and was resistant to physical harm.

    • Fry was only able to hurt them by thinking

While they are supposed to have legs and claws, there is a illithid talent that they could fly.

Otherwise, the rest of the lore seems exclusive from the Futurama brains.

Knowing the intellect and geekiness of the writers, I agree that there is possible connection between the two. For the sake of creative licencing, I am sure if it was their intention to make them intellect devourers, they made the changes they did for the show. Thanks for sharing 😊.

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Definitely not the best way, but for (American and other?) healthcare companies it is the cheapest way. As a nurse, I do agree there should be better options. As you mentioned before, it’s not healthy for a peaceful healing environment, moreover, it makes nurses desensitized to alarms and that they blend in the background and become less effective at what they are supposed to do.

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The other day I ordered a small item. Sure enough, huge box and 1 piece of inflatable plastic. Such a waste. Definitely identified with the scene where Bender is being taught how to package items.

Was a decent episode. Definitely more enjoyable than the previous one for me at least.

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