Archive for January, 2009

West Nile Virus Can Cause Lifelong Symptoms

WebMD (on CBS) is reporting that a new study on West Nile Virus has found that one out of every 150 people infected suffer from severe nuerological disease. Of those about 40% have serious symptoms such as difficulty walking, memory loss and depression that they may deal with for the rest of their lives. One […]

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I Predict a Riot

At this time of year, it would seem to be the done thing for those who consider themselves to be experts in their fields to produce a list of ‘predictions’ for the coming coming year. If you’ve already lapped up the former Northern Rock CEO’s predictions for global credit conditions, and you just want more, […]

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Democracy: DoH style.

The Deputy CMO demonstrating ‘consultation process’ yesterday. The ferret fancier has pointed out just how our medical leaders at the Department of Health regard the opinion of their fellow professionals, and it makes pretty depressing reading. Martin Marshall, the deputy CMO, let slip some home truths upon interrogation by the Commons Health Select Committee: When […]

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Study Downplays Some Cancer Risks

University of New South Wales Professor Bernard Stewart recently conducted a study on cancer risk factors. According to MSNBC Stewart found that smoking and alcohol are both high risk factors. On the plus side Stewart study downplays the cancer risk from coffee, deodorants, fluoridated water and having breast implants or dental fillings. Stewart also downplays […]

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Need a Body Part? Grow Your Own

Someday – maybe not too far in the future – a machine may grow the new body part you need. That would be a miracle as some “98,000 people are on a waiting list for transplants right now” according to CBS News. CBS says a research team at Wake Forest University believes any body part […]

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Need a Body Part? Grow Your Own

Someday – maybe not too far in the future – a machine may grow the new body part you need. That would be a miracle as some “98,000 people are on a waiting list for transplants right now” according to CBS News. CBS says a research team at Wake Forest University believes any body part […]

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