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Around the Mediverse: July 8, 2010
Fun tidbits, health-related and otherwise, from around the ‘tubes:
- Some questions have emerged about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Reason asks if she would ban books. Bloggers at the Volokh Conspiracy touch on what is arguably Kagan’s political manipulation of a medical specialty society’s statement on abortion. It should be said that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology comes out looking worse than the nominee.
- Though the response to the Deepwater Horizon spill has arguably been insufficiently aggressive, here are two commentators who argue that children should be taught to better express and receive aggression.
- What is a “scientific consensus?” Reason’s Ronald Bailey takes on this issue. Along the way, we stumble onto this gem of a web page explaining the relationship between animal models of carcinogenic toxicity and the actual exposure of humans to those substances. Much more non-technical than I made it sound. Do give it a read if only to attenuate your own “cancer panic” over some of those chemicals.
- David Williams at the Health Business Blog reminds everyone that hospital visits should be BYOMD.
- Two recent guest posts at KevinMD point out that the concept of the patient-centered medical home is probably way overhyped, given the current evidence “for” it.
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