The science, not ethics, of unverified Ebola drugs

I haven’t posted in a while. The current global Ebola panic, spread mostly by social media and the media and not so much by the actual global threat of Ebola, has spurred me from complacency. Specifically, a WHO ethics panel today unanimously authorized the use of unproven, untested, experimental Ebola drugs in the field. But… Continue reading The science, not ethics, of unverified Ebola drugs

Bad science reporting on Mayo Clinic Proceedings “Prescription Drug Use” paper

I saw on Facebook today some repeats of a CBS article from Atlanta entitled “Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription¬†Drugs” [1]. The news article cites this actual scientific article from¬†the Mayo Clinic’s “Mayo Clinic Proceedings,” entitled “Age and Sex Patterns of Drug Prescribing in a Defined American Population” [2]. The CBS article claims right… Continue reading Bad science reporting on Mayo Clinic Proceedings “Prescription Drug Use” paper

My Carcinoma

One of my friends insisted I document the process of having a basal cell carcinoma (scary name, 99% treatment success rate) removed from my face. I was hesitant at first, but it seems silly not to write about the process of having this surgically removed. After all, what is the purpose of a personal blog… Continue reading My Carcinoma