I got a link from Sensible Erection (NSFW) a “smart” collaborative blog with a porn bent that I’ve read for ages. It’s primarily a video link to a talk made by Phil Plait about how Skeptics should try to not be dicks about their cause. More behind the cut.
from garrity (mostly a locked LJ, unfortunately for you)
Very cool. Apparently a dust derived from pig can stimulate body part regrowth. Still in planning/testing, it’s being tested with a veteran who needs to grow a finger.
A prescription medicine I’ve been on has gone to OTC status.
As usual, Costco’s got the best price. For $32.59, I can get a 75 day supply of my normal dosage of Zyrtec. Wow.
This is largely stimulated by a blog post by Junkfood Science from today.
I’ve talked about the dangers of interpreting relative risk before. Even if the actual change in risk is 0.3 (between 99.5% and 99.8%), the relative risk can be 150%, scare the crap out of you and get you to take a foolish [...]
The other point I wanted to make about fat/fit/health/medicine is that we have now achieved the status, in U.S. medicine at least, of turning medicine into a technical support interaction. In this kind of interaction, because it is statistically sensible to do so, (wherein 95% – 99% of all complainants can have their health concerns [...]