The HPV vaccine has created much hallabaloo in America.
Category Archives: Medicine
The cardiologists are now discussing a new set of guidelines about cholesterol.
I thought it worth posting since many readers are on treatment.
This is very difficult management problem–people with severe heart failure so they can’t even walk.
In the past cancer of the esophagus was a difficult and problematic cancer to treat. This is a breakthrough.
Here’s the typical panicky study on patient safety, this time about skilled nursing facilities.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls his disciples “the salt of the earth.” While the meaning of this expression is clear, its derivation may not be. Roman scholar Pliny the Elder would say: Nil utilius sole et sale—There’s nothing more useful than sunlight and salt. The habitual use of salt is intimately connected with the advance from nomadic to agricultural life. Traditionally, salt is identified with three special qualities… Continue reading
A commentary that is very good from the ACSH people.
Here’s a study that got a lot of attention yesterday.
The BRCA marker for risk of ovarian cancer is reported by oncologists to be compelling.
Is it heroin that takes over a person’s life?
Theodore Dalrymple opines.
Revisiting the discussion about Belgium’proposed Child Euthanasia Bill, now passed.
This will work out, dependent dopers who are avoiding work but have a life of leisure, now are contributing their welfare or black market “bread” to the dealers–the gov. The gov is taking a 25% cut, better than booze.
The obesity debate is full of caveats and retreats. Sure, having some body reserves is helpful for stressful times.
But that must be weighed against the negatives of excess weight on a smaller frame.
You may recall a recent New England Journal of Medicine paper showing an increase in cardiac events in older men on testosterone supplements.
The Leukemias are variable in cell types and virulence.
Sally Satel is a great psychiatrist and writer on medical/psych issues.
One of her areas of professional interest is drug addiction.
Lancet has always been politically correct and committed to the precautionary principle in all its vacuousness.
They are chemophobic, and climate and air pollution fraidy cats for sure.
The recent discussion about minors committing euthanasia has been picked up by some cogent observers.
Got this on the bounce from Lee Brown, Exec with the Construction Truckers of CA.