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Reasons to be cheerful about Christmas

Okay so I’m doing a bit of cheating here and mashing together two posts, but it does make sense, as you’ll see.  There are lots of reasons to be cheerful and grateful right now, not just because of Christmas, but also a sense of how lucky we are as a family to be living in Ireland, and not Pakistan or Syria, or Ukraine or Sierra Leone or Mexico or any of the other countries where terrible things are being done to ordinary people.   65 more words


#R2BC Friday's #GoodNews - A Gift

Another day for amazing discoveries. I saw some of the research going into the latest prosthetics last year but to see them coming to such fruition is joyous. 166 more words


#R2BC Tuesday's #GoodNews - Malaria Deaths Halved

Fans of R2BC will know I try to come up with quirky and amusing titles for each of my updates. Today, that’s unnecessary. If you watch the news, read the papers, almost everyday you’ll hear a new health horror story, from obesity, ebola, swine flu, bird flu, to a thousand and one causes or cures for cancer. 89 more words


5 reasons to be cheerful about December

Yes I know: only a very bad – or desperate – blogger would publish two lists in a row.  But there you go, that’s what happens when you don’t plan your blog ‘properly’.   33 more words


#R2BC Thursday's #GoodNews - Let it Grow

Nature have published an article on a study showing a drug that allows nerve regrowth in spinal cord injuries.

Not a lot else I can say that. 79 more words


#R2BC Tuesday's #GoodNews - Doing the Evolution

Evolution is important, it’s all about growth, improvement, and adapting to changing circumstances. It’s a good thing, and can come in many forms. On today’s Reasons to be Cheerful, the clearest sign of evolution is the apparent… 349 more words