Archives for July, 2007

The strange and tragic case of the Tripoli Six, a group of 5 Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor working in Tripoli, Libya, is finally drawing to a close. The six health workers had been found guilty of infecting up to 400 children in the hospital where they worked with HIV, and had previously been…

Carnivals!

Today’s Tangled Bank has just gone up over at The Voltage Gate; this week’s Grand Rounds is up at vitum medicinus, and Pediatric Grand Rounds can be found over at Parenting Solved.

By now, regular readers will probably be familiar with The Clergy Letter Project spearheaded by Michael Zimmerman. Formulated in part to respond to the framing of the evolution controversy as a battle between science and religion, the letter now boasts more than 10,700 signatures from clergy, and have sponsored Evolution Sunday events for the past…

While I’m out…

Traveling yet again today (things finally calm down in September, I think). In the meantime, here are a few posts from elsewhere I’ve been meaning to highlight: Some more background for those of you who may not be up to speed on HIV/AIDS: AJ Cann explains what we know (and don’t know) about how HIV…

Grand Rounds 3.42

Welcome to Aetiology and this week’s edition of Grand Rounds. It’s my pleasure to host this carnival for a second time, and I greatly appreciate all of you who sent along submissions for today’s round-up. I want to start by briefly mentioning what looks to be an excellent new source, especially for those of us…

Last year, Seed magazine and Scienceblogs noted the 25th anniversary of the recognition of AIDS. You’d think that in all that time, especially with the identification of HIV and all the public education campaigns in the 1980s, people would realize by now that HIV isn’t spread by casual contact. You can’t get it by sharing…

I rarely watch TV, and probably the last time I was a regular viewer of any evening news program was in graduate school, pre-kids. However, I’ve peripherally followed the Katie Couric drama, her move from the Today show to CBS Evening News, and her subsequent disappointing ratings. I’ve had a mixed opinion of her for…

Last call for Grand Rounds…

Don’t forget to send your entries for this week’s Grand Rounds along to me by the close of business today.

Every time you love just a little Take one step closer, solving a riddle It echoes all over the world Every time you opt in to kindness Make one connection, used to divide us It echoes all over the world –Dar Williams, Echoes I write about African countries with some regularity on here. The continent…

Over at Neurotopia, Evil Monkey has been busy writing up a series on hormone therapy. Part One: history and basics. (Be sure to check out the 1960s-era ads for hormone replacement therapy too…be warned that they might raise your blood pressure). Part Two: types of HRT and consequences, including material on the Women’s Health Initiatives…