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Archives for May, 2007

Glacier Loss Illustrated

Yet another photo from NASA’s Earth Observatory page, showing yet more evidence of what carbon dioxide hath wrought.  

Drug Safety in Perspective

Often, on this blog, I’ve ranted about the risks that our government, and our corporate citizens, e.g. pharmaceutical companies, expose us to on a daily basis.   Perhaps it would be good to put some of those risks in perspective.  That is, to compare the risks of various medications to others risks that we take…

What After Impeachmints?

What is the correct follow-up for an impeachmint? There is only one possible answer…

Speaking of open-source software, I recall posting a while back when the percentage of visits to Corpus Callosum, by users of Internet Explorer, dropped below 50%. Now, it is 24%.  Roughly parallels President Bush’s approval rating.  I wonder what those two stats would look like on a graph over time.

From CNN Money: Microsoft takes on the free world Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe. Fortune’s Roger Parloff reports. FORTUNE Magazine By Roger Parloff, Fortune senior editor May 13 2007:…

Childhood PTSD

Domestic violence and other forms of childhood trauma are all too common.  The effects of trauma on children have been studied in a variety of ways, but much of this research has not employed strict diagnostic criteria.   Now, the Archives of General Psychiatry has published an article that addresses this.  It is subscription-only, but…

Progress on Drug Safety?

The LA Times reports on the Senate passage of a bill that should enhance the oversight of drug safety by the FDA.  Numerous posts here on ScienceBlogs, and elsewhere, have commented on the problems with safety oversight.  The existence of these problems has been no secret since the Vioxx problem came to light a few…

Blogroll

I took out the blogroll for now because it was taking forever to load.  I will put it back, somewhere, probably at the bottom of the page.  I hate to do that, but Blogrolling was just not responsive enough. UPDATE: The blogroll has been moved to its own page, accessible via a link under the…

Bipolar Disorder Options

For anyone who is interested, Medscape has a nice, concise summary article about medication treatment options for bipolar disorder.  They focus on the atypical antipsychotics, but cover the mood stabilizers, too. Generic Name Trade Name Manic Mixed Maint. Depr. Valproate Depakote X       Carbamazepine extended release Equestro X X     Lamotrigine Lamictal…

They Should Do This in D.C.

Southwest BioEnergy has announced a plan to build a biomasss electrical generation facility in Vado, New Mexico.  Vado is rather close to the middle of nowhere, but it also happens to be very close to a whole lotta cattle and cows.  Said quadrupeds produce about 275 tons of manure per day.   Sounds like a…