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retractionwatch.wordpress.com — Half of researchers have reported trouble reproducing published findings: MD Anderson survey Readers of this blog - and anyone who has been following the Anil Potti saga - know that MD Anderson Cancer Center was the source of initial concerns about the reproducibility of the studies Potti, and his supervisor, Joseph Nevins, were publishing in high profile journals.
tampabay.com — For the last several years, the Tampa Bay area has worn an unwelcome crown.This region has been the kingpin of one of the most pervasive drug problems of the 21st century: prescription pill abuse.But recently-released data offers reason to hope about a problem many consider an epidemic.
nytimes.com — Early heart disease ran in Rick Del Sontro's family, and every time he went for a run, he was scared his heart would betray him. So he did all he could to improve his odds. He kept himself lean, stayed away from red meat, spurned cigarettes and exercised intensely, even completing an Ironman Triathlon.
washingtonpost.com — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - He's less than two weeks old, but he shows the telltale signs of a baby agitated and in pain: an open sore on his chin where he's rubbed the skin raw, along with a scratch on his left check.
readwrite.com — Would you trust the " wisdom of the crowd" over your own doctor? CrowdMed thinks you might. The San Francisco start-up has an audacious plan to use crowdsourcing techniques to tap the "collective wisdom" of strangers to help diagnose patients - particularly those who've bounced from doctor to doctor for years trying to understand uncommon symptoms. While many may worry that healthcare is too important to trust to strangers, I think this is awesome.
money.cnn.com — U.S. hospitals are wasting billions of dollars each year by having their staff use archaic communication technology like pagers. Physicians and nurses working in hospitals waste an average of 46 minutes a day when they use beepers to exchange information about patients, rather than modern alternatives like texting on smartphones, according to a new study by technology research firm Ponemon Institute.
jimromenesko.com — This death notice for loyal Waffle House customer and lover-of-life Toni Larroux deserves a byline; there are so many great passages in it. Larroux - she had lupus, rickets, scurvy, kidney disease and feline leukemia, as well as polio in her childhood - was given the nickname "Polio Legs" by her ex-husband.
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