Archives for April, 2006

“One science question”

Both RPM and Chad beat me to posting this survey [edited to add: and Janet too! Freakin’ quick triggers…] which I’ve had in my drafts box for almost 2 weeks now. So, before absolutely everyone else beats me to it, I thought I’d pose the questions to y’all, and see how you would answer the…

Interesting juxtaposition

…whereby the Catholic church may be more accepting of condom use (and discussion thereof) than some American “sex education” classes.

Yeah, I think the title about covers it. This week’s Grand Rounds is up over at The Health Business blog. A few posts I’d like to highlight this week: this one at inkycircus about a pinworm infestation, complete with video link. (Probably not for the faint of heart!) How evil (ew ew ew ew) is…

Shopping for a graduate school?

Have some money to burn? Don’t get enough creationist readings on teh intraweb? How about getting a Master’s Degree in “Creation Science?” After all, it’s academically rigorous: Each MS candidate is required to take six science education courses, three science courses and two electives. Applicants must already possess a bachelor’s degree in a field of…

Sexy scientists

coturnix highlights a new blog devoted to “sexy scientists.” All I have to say is–can it top the hotties that are already members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists?

So, I’ve had this research article on multiple drug-resistant Salmonella in the drafts section for about a week now, waiting for me to do a bit of background research before commenting on it. (Anything involving Salmonella always makes me a bit hesitant–one almost needs a PhD on the bacterium just to keep up with the…

Inaugural Pediatric Grand Rounds

This was mentioned in the comments here, but I wanted to draw attention to it in a main post as well. Clark has started a new carnival for pediatric health issues. As he notes: A popular saying in pediatrics is that children aren’t just little adults. The wisdom of taking this to heart when approaching…

Saturday roundup

Again, I never get to discuss all the topics I find interesting. So to keep you busy over the weekend, check out a few that I didn’t have time to emphasize this week: Neurotopia on the zombies among us. Orac’s series on medicine and evolution: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 4a…

Skeptics warn bird flu fears are overblown Doomsday predictions about bird flu seem to be spreading faster than the virus itself. But a small group of skeptics say the bird flu hype is overblown and ultimately harmful to the public’s health. There’s no guarantee bird flu will become a pandemic, and if it does there’s…

California woman has plague

California woman hospitalized with plague Health officials in Los Angeles have confirmed the city’s first human case of bubonic plague in more than two decades. They say a woman, who was not identified, was admitted April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed she had contracted the bacterial…