Today I'll point you towards one which pointed something new out to me. If you ride public transit like I do, you are familiar with the all-too-frequent "This train is being delayed due to a medical situation..." on some train ahead. I have noticed it happens more frequently in the morning, but never put 2 and 2 together until reading this. It seems that our country's obsession with skinniness is delaying our morning commutes:
In all, Nelson treated five women that morning, all of who fainted or reported feeling weak.Who knew. Is this a "sign of the times"?
An average of 395 delays per month are caused by sick customers. Only track work and signal troubles triggered more delays.
While flu-symptoms, anxiety attacks, hangovers and heat exhaustion also strike passengers, Nelson said, they pale in comparison to fainting caused by missed meals.