Tag Archive for medicine

A Preventable Disease

Whooping cough, also known as the “100 day cough” or, more formerly, pertussis, is on the rise. You can do something right now to protect yourself from what sounds to be a really uncomfortable disease, and the youngest ones around…

New Flu for You

Those of you who read the skeptical blogs may be sick (har har) of this topic already, but it can’t hurt to repeat it, especially with the fears and misreporting that abound.  Flu season is upon us, and H1N1 (swine…

SciAm, You Disappoint Me

I recently subscribed to Scientific American with the intention of keeping up to date with a broad range of scientific topics, and reading their in-depth magazine articles to compliment the barrage of short news stories we get flooded with everyday.…

Stuff I read

For lack of any original thought over the last few days, I’ll continue to quip about articles that have come across my Google Reader, either on their own or from my favorite blogs (off to the right, see them there?)…

Another instance of science vs. religion?

Here is a story about Muslim medical students in the UK who would rather fail their exams than learn about alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases, or examine a patient of the opposite sex: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article2603966.ece Thankfully, it seems as though these students…