Neuron Culture

Pebble collection

A few that keep slipping out of my hands:

It’s All in Your Head — Sally Satel, in the Wall St Journal, on a recent study showing about half of American doctors use placebos in practice. Satel, who wrote an interesting piece NY Times Magazine piece a while back on her search for a kidney donor, also has an interesting piece on a Senate bill designed to allow states to reward organ donors.

PhamaLot on Pharma’s Influence on the Media.

On a related note, a Columbia Journalism Review piece on Science Reporting by Press Release

Andrew Sullivan on The AP’s Cowardice.

Hospitals Fail to Take Basic Steps to Stop MRSA’s Spread, from the Wall St Journal’s Health Blog. MRSA — the antiobiotic resistant germ — killed my uncle on October 1. Man had survived being shot down and crashing in Vietnam, but was no match for MRSA.

Boing boing on awareness after decapitation

Mouse bites snake to death. I also watched a video where a wild pig turned tables on a lioness and butted her till she ran away … but I can’t find it now.

I better stop there.

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