Category Archives: Public health miscellany

Jo Nova updates the Ebola situation

Joanne Nova is a great writer and apparently has expertise in microbiology, so she has been watching Ebola news

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Of course it could be just a coincidence, this enterovirus outbreak

Jeannie writes frequently for AT. She’s a nurse as I recall.

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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