I have always been impressed with the essays of Jane Orient at the newsletter of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
Category Archives: Public health miscellany
Annual exams sans a complaint, are nonsense as a preventive health screening procedure. Mayo clinic said long ago that annual physicals are nonsense, of course they keep doing them. Anxious Americans are an easy touch.
This makes sense, just like considering that construction jobs are dangerous.
from the “great idea if it works” files.
It seems a group of scientists in the UK have found a way to skew the m:f ratio of offspring from 50:50 to be 95 percent male. And since it’s the females who spread malaria, this has some potential. That is, if it works on a commercial scale, if The Usuals don’t block it, and, of course, if nothing goes wrong, goes wrong, goes wrong… Continue reading