January 2008 Monthly Archive

January 31, 2008

Three Vignettes You Won't Understand Until I Explain Them, And Then It Will Be Too Late

Hint: what do the doctors not do?


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January 24, 2008

A Quick Word On Google

Dropping over 150 points in a few days is worth a comment.




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January 23, 2008

You Can Have Your License Revoked For That?

It's hard to see the truth when the truth is uninteresting, long, or contained in PDF.  What's left is the interesting untruth, which then becomes truth.

And then we all have a big problem.


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January 23, 2008

Sometimes The Question Is Worse Than Any Answer


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(from Parenting February 2008)


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January 21, 2008

A Study Finds Antidepressants Don't Work, And Suddenly It's October 25



ABC News, and others, report that the NEJM study found that antidepressants "may be duds." 

Climb on the bandwagon, my bolsheviks, no brakes, no driver, let us see where it takes us.


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January 17, 2008

Are Drug Companies Hiding Negative Studies?


Let's skip right to the punching.


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January 16, 2008

Raising Wine Prices Makes Wine Taste Better

Turns out the Associated Press doesn't read journal articles, either.


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January 14, 2008

Do Narcissists Get Abortions?


Apparently, yes.


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January 7, 2008

I Go To Germany For A Week, And The Country Implodes


And by implodes, I mean that the government herds us into recession and into psych clinics.

Today Secretary Paulson says he doesn't want to rush into more rate cuts-- or any economic stimulus.  "Thoughtful" and "patience."

I guess surgeons can be thoughtful and patient, too, when they're doing, say, breast augmentation.  But when the spleen and the pancreas both have grenade fragments in them, well, get cutting, Doc.



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January 6, 2008

Hey! We Just Now Invented A Cocaine Vaccine 9 Years Ago


Ah, what science really needs is a Madison Avenue publicist.




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