|NHS nurses quitting to work in US.
The number of NHS nurses leaving to work in
the United States has doubled in two years, a
report says. BBC
'Stethoscope' hears kidney stones.
Scientists develop a "smart stethoscope" that
can hear when a kidney stone has been successfully
shattered by treatment. BBC Health 04:00
Complex cause for brittle bones.
A mix of bad genes and poor nutrition may be
responsible for cases of brittle bone disease,
research suggests BBC Health 04:00
Bowel cancer trials 'offer hope'.
A breakthrough in treatment could cure as many
as 40% of patients with bowel cancer, say experts.
BBC Health 04:00
S Africans 'as fat as Americans'.
Obesity levels in South Africa are on a par
with the US, say doctors discussing the global
Cosmetic surgery warning. New
guidelines are warning people of the dangers of
not choosing their plastic surgeons carefully
Mail-order drugs exposed to extreme
heat become less effective. Mail-order
prescriptions exposed to excessive environmental
heat, such as temperatures found in mailboxes and
car interiors, may become significantly less
effective for patients. In a new study,
formoterol, a common inhaled asthma medication,
delivered less than half of its expected dosage
and showe... ScienceBlog 04:00
Evidence that learning is consolidated
during sleep. There is new scientific
evidence to support the time-honored advice to
students cramming for exams to get themselves a
good night's sleep after studying. Researchers who
analyzed brain activity in sleeping volunteers who
had learned to navigate through a
computer-generated virtual town have discover...
How to stop fishermen returning dead,
dying animals back to sea. Scientists have
produced a potential solution to a problem fishing
activity which costs the industry millions of
pounds and has a major impact on the marine
environment worldwide. A team from the University
of Newcastle upon Tyne, writing in the academic
journal Marine Policy, say fishermen should b...
Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of
childhood leukemia. Babies who are
breastfed have a lower risk of developing
childhood leukemia, according to a new analysis of
14 studies by researchers at the University of
California, Berkeley. The paper, to be published
November in the journal Public Health Reports,
found that breastfeeding was linked to lower
risk... ScienceBlog 04:00
Photons under Control.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of
Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching, Germany have
achieved unprecedented control over the creation
of single photons (Nature, October 28, 2004). By
using a tightly trapped single calcium ion,
localized between two ultra-high reflectivity
mirrors, and subjectin... ScienceBlog 04:00
||Study finds potential new cause of
mental decline in old age. Doctors have
found important new evidence to explain why mental
function becomes less efficient with ageing. In
the first study of its type in the world, a team
at the University of Edinburgh found that worse
mental function is linked with abnormally enlarged
channels around blood vessels in the bra... ScienceBlog 04:00
The Problem with Experts: The public
editor at the.... The Problem with
Experts: The public editor at the New York Times
explains why experts aren't always reliable: Bad
reporters find experts by calling up university
press relations officials or brokerage research
departments and saying, in effect, "Gimm MedPundit 04:00
Stop the Shakedown: Walter Olson looks
at the tort.... Stop the Shakedown: Walter
Olson looks at the tort reform ballot initiatives
in various states - and their chances for passage.
Junk Science: From the Lancet, the same
journal wh.... Junk Science: From the
Lancet, the same journal which gave us the bogus
MMR causes autism research, comes this paper on
civilian deaths in Iraq. Need I say more?
ADDENDUM: A skillful dissection here. UPDATE:
Slate's Fred Kaplan says the Lancet pape MedPundit 04:00
Call for Grand Rounds: Just a reminder
that submis.... Call for Grand Rounds:
Just a reminder that submissions for next week's
Grand Rounds should be sent to
medpundit-at-ameritech.net (or just click the
email link in the left hand column) by Monday,
Nov. 1, at 9PM. Any health or medical-related
topic is welc MedPundit 04:00
Humor: How to survive the flu
season.. Humor: How to survive the flu
season. MedPundit 04:00
Latest Healthcare Proposal: The Arafat
plan.. Latest Healthcare Proposal: The
Arafat plan. MedPundit 04:00
Nasa to resume shuttle missions.
The US space agency says it hopes shuttle
flights, suspended since the Columbia disaster,
can begin next May. BBC Science 04:00
'Smelly' mates guide seabirds.
Seabirds called prions, which mate for life,
find their nests by sniffing out their partners,
scientists say. BBC
Salmon at risk in Pacific Russia.
Salmon poachers in the east of Russia are
driving the species towards extinction, UK
film-makers say. BBC
Mexico rats survive cat onslaught.
Health officials in the Mexican state of
Chihuahua fail to deal with a rat plague by
sending in hundreds of cats. BBC Science 04:00
Scots count cost of plastic bags.
Scots DIY enthusiasts will now pay for plastic
bags as a big chain tries to cut pollution. BBC Science 04:00
Titan moon 'geologically alive'.
Scientists examining images from Titan think
they may be closer to showing there is liquid on
Saturn's moon. BBC