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Archives for June, 2006

Maclean House

We’ve never heard of you, either.

This is pretty sickening: Drugs firm blocks cheap blindness cure Company will only seek licence for medicine that costs 100 times more Sarah Boseley, health editor Saturday June 17, 2006 A major drug company is blocking access to a medicine that is cheaply and effectively saving thousands of people from going blind because it wants…

What Ever Happened to Psychotherapy? Or rather, what is happening to psychotherapy? Here, I am picking up on a  comment thread at Mad Melancholic Feminista, under the post that Aspazia did about my post on pharmacotherapy of Anorexia Nervosa.   The question is one that comes up a lot, and the answers, by SteveR (no…

ScienceBlogs visitors prefer Firefox.  If you lump together all the open-source browsers, they account for over 50% of the page views here. Highly-educated users use Firefox.

The mission of ScienceBlogs is to have the Web’s largest conversation about science.  I’ve been posting here for a week.  During that time, I’ve been trying to decipher the emics and etics of the community and its conversation.   It is apparent that, within this culture, it is important and appropriate for members to read…

Ask A ScienceBlogger

This week’s question: How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically? There are a few things to say about this.  It helps to be proficient with the technology involved, so that the process…

Mixed Feelings

President Bush got a lot of credit for designating the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument.  The description in the New York Times was especially glowing.  Reading it, you would have no clue that it was not his idea in the first place.  The Washington Post is a little better, giving credit to the guy…

National Men’s Health Week

While doing background research for my next post, I learned that this is National Men’s Health Week.   The National Men’s Health Week is an official government activity in accordance with Senate Joint Resolution 179 of 1994, introduced by Senator Bob Dole.  Remember Bob Dole?  He used to be the next President of the United…

Drug Treatment of Anorexia

I used to work in an eating disorders treatment program.  From time to time, I give talks on the subject.  When I get to the part about the use of psychiatric medication, I always start with something like this: “frankly, the role of medication in the treatment of eating disorders is extremely limited.” This pessimistic…

I’ve been working on a longish post that I am not yet happy with.  In the meantime, I am going to post this, just to call attention to somebody else’s work.  I guess it also adds a little local flavor to this blog. Interview: Bob O’Neal – 6/13/06 When you are talking about politics these…