The baby grew up to be Hephaistos, the God of Smiths and Craftsmen. In revenge for his mother’s unloving treatment of him, he sent her a present of a golden throne. When the goddess sat down in it, invisible bands wrapped around her, imprisoning her in the chair, and no one but Hephaistos was able to free her.
Often, nonpharmacological options are overlooked in favor of drug therapy, even though the former is cheaper (sometimes even free) at least as effective. “For example, pulmonary rehabilitation, which involves progressive exercise and education, has been shown to reduce hospital re admissions and deaths for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by 70%; daily application of sunscreen can cut invasive melanoma rates by 50%; and insecticide impregnated bednets can prevent 50% of malaria cases,” the researchers state in the paper. “Although global spending on health and medical research is about $200 billion per year, only a small fraction is aimed at better understanding and overcoming the barriers that prevent better uptake of effective interventions, and methods to make them affordable,” they explain..
“And I said ‘this is a very strong team. They are like a Formula One car but a Formula One car at 4pm in London in the traffic is a car like any other. We have to put them in the traffic in London and not open the roads.”. Anyway, no person worth their salt would look down on an entire field because they find their publications uncomfortable. Like it or not, what done in those soft sciences is important for the points at which soft sciences meet hard sciences like improving healthcare and ensuring that men, women, and minorities receive equal treatment. Or knowing what to look for when talking to and treating victims of sexual trauma.
Look at the violence spreading bullies we put into public office. Republicans hate Obama in part because, like Apollo, he shoots from a distance. Like Apollo he’s into health care. Police believe it was melted down into gold bars. “But the stolen trophy wasn’t the real one,” said my friend. “It was the replica.” One of the two Jules Rimet trophies had stayed in London after 1970, hidden under Bird’s bed.