Category Archives: Public health miscellany

Jane Orient provides wisdom

I have always been impressed with the essays of Jane Orient at the newsletter of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Here’s a review of public health achievements

I would not object to the listing.

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Absolute crapola from the OB GYN people

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.

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Sanitation Workers have dangerous jobs

This makes sense, just like considering that construction jobs are dangerous.

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possible, possible, new option in fight against malaria

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

Yet another actual analysis of toxins in “local” food gardens shows bad stuff…

But since these are used by yuppies and hipsters, instead of them
getting shut down we get comments like this in the NY Post:
“No one has ever gotten sick that we know of,” noted Annie
Faulk, 66, who also tends the Sterling Garden patch…
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Planned Parenthood idiocy on HIV/AIDS

Here we go–Planned Parenthood says no reason you should reveal you are HiV positive to your sex partner. Really?

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