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The case for prescription heroin » The Spectator
‘Whatever gave you the idea folk in authority operate according to reason? Your trouble is you’re being rational.’
Interesting  drugs  war-on-drugs  medicine  health  law  crime  culture  UK  USA 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Homeopathic remedies recalled for containing real medicine
Which would actually make me sick! And another place wasn't doing enough to keep CRUSHED GLASS out of it, or the 'active ingredient' (which isn't actually active) in it
WTF  homeopathy  fail  epic-fail  medicine  people-suck 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
US shutdown: an explainer for non-Americans | theguardian
Personally, I think that a big reason they want to shut down Obamacare is how popular it'll become once it actually kicks in properly.
politics  USA  fail  money  republicans  interesting  medicine  healthcare  Obamacare 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Not to Die.
When my mother was dying, her knowledge of the health system meant she could make her choices with open eyes and understanding. And I think we are better at having The Conversation here than they are in the US. But it's still something worth considering.
life  death  interesting  health  medicine  healthcare 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism' - medical chief
If anything, the risk seems rather larger than terrorism, in the UK at least.
health  medicine  news  posttofacebook  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Dude Takes Pregnancy Test as Joke, Finds Out He Has Testicular Cancer via Rage Comic on Reddit
'He told his friend about the ordeal, who then turned the humorous tale into a rage comic and posted it on Reddit.

And that's the decision that saved his friend's life.'
dude!  dud  The-internet.-Occasionally-a-force-for-good-after-all.  Reddit  biology  medicine  amusing  weird 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Homeopathy: there's nothing in it | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23
'The 10:23 Campaign aims to raise awareness about the reality of homeopathy. This site will tell you how we know there is nothing in it, why the claims made by homeopaths are impossible, and why you should care.'
posttofacebook  relates-to-another-of-today's-links  medicine  science  health  homeopathy  activism  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS Reform, the bill "no one voted for"? No, not really. | Mat Bowles
'Saying "I disagree wtih this" is fine'… 'but saying "no one voted for it" is a blatant lie. 44% of voters in my constituency voted for a candidate backing these reforms. 39% did nationally.'
posttofacebook  democracy  Westminster  UK  healthcare  Conservative-party  medicine  politics  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal | Ben Goldacre | Business | The Guardian
'The doctors prescribing the drugs don't know they don't do what they're meant to. Nor do their patients. The manufacturers know full well, but they're not telling.'
posttofacebook  health  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  business  corruption  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  science  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Court says child circumcision 'an assault' - Europe - Al Jazeera English
German ruling says "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of parents".
posttofacebook  law  culture  religion  human-rights  medicine  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine
'It suggests that 80% of the NHS's £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications. Experts say much of this is preventable with health checks and better education'
healthcare  health  comment  NHS  medicine  diabetes 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Uzbekistan's policy of secretly sterilising women
'[the BBC] has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge or consent.'
medicine  children  pregnancy  human-rights  Uzbekistan 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
MPs try to overturn 'God can heal' ad ban | Total Politics
'they want the Advertising Standards Authority to produce "indisputable scientific evidence" to say that prayer does not work - otherwise they will raise the issue in Parliament.'
posttofacebook  politics  Westminster  Christianity  image  advertising  medicine  If-you-can't-prove-my-invisible-sky-friend-doesn't-exist-that-means-I've-proved-he-does-exist  belief  religion  wtf 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nano Ink 'Tattoo' Could Monitor Diabetes: Discovery News
"injectable nanotech ink" makes it sound like something out of Shadowrun or Cyberpunk
(Edit: Old story, but variations on this are still being worked on)
posttofacebook  via-theweaselking  living-in-the-future  medicine  technology  health  diabetes  Awesome 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Law Will Allow Employers to Fire Women for Using Whore Pills
'[giving] employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons.'
Jezebel  medicine  health  law  USA  discrimination  choice  pregnancy  sex  posttofacebook  fail  wtf 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia - Science - News - The Independent
'A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia'
mental-health  awesome  science  medicine  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
India Reports Completely Drug-Resistant TB | Wired Science
'…news has broken in India of the existence of at least 12 patients infected…'

Yikes. A certain song from REM seems appropriate now
via-theweaselking  posttofacebook  doom-doom-dooooo-doom-doom-dooooooom  medicine  health  disease  India  scary  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News — Q&A;: Assisted suicide
'A group of experts have called for a change in the law to allow assisted suicide.'
medicine  health  death  life  law  politics  news  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How to avoid getting 'hit by air' in Italy
'Many Italians, it seems, are prone to a particularly wide range of winter illnesses, helped apparently by an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy.'
Italy  health  interesting  psychology  medicine  braaaaaains  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square
'It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. '
interesting  life  death  medicine  healthcare  health  culture 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Malaria: The beginning of the end? - Science - News - The Independent
You wait for years for a breakthrough in the battle against malaria, and then two come along in two weeks.
interesting  science  death  disease  health  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Appeals court upholds Obama's health care law as constitutional | World news | guardian.co.uk
'A conservative-leaning panel of US appellate judges on Tuesday upheld President Barack Obama's health care law as constitutional, helping set up a supreme court fight. [against a suit which] claimed that the insurance mandate violates the religious freedom of those who choose not to have insurance because they rely on God to protect them from harm.'
law  wtf  religion  USA  medicine  interesting  news 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The strange and curious history of lobotomy
It's 75 years since the first lobotomy was performed in the US, a procedure later described by one psychiatrist as "putting in a brain needle and stirring the works". So how did it come to be regarded as a miracle cure?
interesting  health  braaaaaains  weird  medicine  SCIENCE!!!  history 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
EU Parliament Votes To Oppose Most Farm Antibiotic Use | Wired Science | Wired.com
In a vote that’s non-binding but high profile and influential, the European Parliament has resolved to end “prophylactic use” of antibiotics in farming, and to prevent any “last resort” antibiotics from being used in animals, in order to keep resistance from developing so that the drugs will still be effective in human medicine.
interesting  medicine  health  animals  farming  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Welsh government's 'opt out' organ donor consultation
'…The law, planned to be in place by 2015, would require people to opt out of donating their organs when they die, rather than opting in by signing the register.'
interesting  health  medicine  culture  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS cancer figures contradict David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's claims | Society | The Guardian
'David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's repeated criticisms of the NHS's record on cancer have been contradicted by new research that shows the health service to be an international leader in tackling the disease.'
interesting  awesome  medicine  cancer  lies  Conservatives  politics  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
CBS 5 Investigates mail order diseases - CBS 5 - KPHO
Doctors and medical experts are concerned about a new trend taking place on Facebook. Parents are trading live viruses through the mail in order to infect their children.
fail  people-suck  wtf  stupidity  medicine  disease  USA  via-Bart-Calendar 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Vegas man begs web for $1m to fix gigantic scrotum • The Register
'An American has turned to the internet to raise $1m to pay for an operation to fix his scrotum, which has swollen to an eye-watering 45kg.'
USA  interesting  ouch  medicine  dude... 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Malaria scientist celebrates success after 24 years | Reuters
'For Joe Cohen, a GlaxoSmithKline research scientist who has spent 24 years trying to create the world's first malaria vaccine, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 goes down as a fabulous day.'
awesome  dude!  medicine  health  death  disease  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Lesson in Treating Illness | Skeptoid
'I’m sad that today I’m adding a slide to one of my live presentations, adding Steve Jobs to the list of famous people who died treating terminal diseases with woo rather than with medicine.'
medicine  science  culture  death  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Common Medical Procedures (That Secretly Aren't Worth It) | Cracked.com
'Well, we hate to break it to you, but many of the common procedures in use today are about as useful, if not more dangerous, than that bucket of leeches from ages past.'
medicine  cracked  health  amusing  interesting  money 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
With More Doctorates in Health Care, a Fight Over a Title - NYTimes.com
With pain in her right ear, Sue Cassidy went to a clinic. The doctor, wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope in one pocket, introduced herself. “Hi. I’m Dr. Patti McCarver, and I’m your nurse,”
interesting  medicine  academia  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Small Fixes - Poisoned Nectar Is a Double-Edged Delicacy for Mosquitoes - NYTimes.com
'On what food do mosquitoes live? Orgiastic gouts of human blood that distend their abdomens and render them almost unable to move — right? Well, actually, no.'
interesting  SCIENCE!!!  medicine 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Birth control pills affect memory, study finds
Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives better retain details.
interesting  medicine  science  sex 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - British flowers are the source of a new cancer drug
'The search for more effective cancer treatments may soon harness the healing power of the Autumn crocus. Researchers are poised to start clinical trials with a new "smart bomb" treatment, derived from the flower, targeted specifically at tumours.'
interesting  Awesome  medicine  cancer  science  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS plans will mean putting wealthy first, says doctors' leader | Society | The Guardian
'Hospitals will be forced to treat wealthy foreigners to raise cash rather than treat poor patients as they are hit by cuts to the NHS budget and the government's radical pro-market reforms, the leader of Britain's doctors has warned.'
medicine  the-coalition  government  comment  cuts  economy 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Comment is free readers on … abortion counselling | The people's panel | Comment is free | The Guardian
"Four readers with experience of abortion counselling give their views on the debate prompted by Nadine Dorries MP"
medicine  interesting  important  comment 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
When Not To Quit: Man Revived After 96 Minutes : NPR
"Last January, a Minnesota man's heart stopped beating for an amazing 96 minutes. Emergency room doctors thought he was dead. But first responders who gave CPR on the scene decided not to give up, in part because of technology that allowed them to see their efforts were working."
Awesome  medicine  SCIENCE!!!  interesting  dude! 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos doctors could be struck off | Politics | The Observer
"Twelve medics at the disability assessment centre are under investigation by the GMC over allegations of improper conduct"
corruption  benefits  fairness  people-suck  medicine  the-coalition 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
New drug could cure nearly any viral infection - MIT News Office
A team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection.
science  health  medicine  Awesome  SCIENCE!!!  dude!  interesting  healthcare 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS services to be opened up to competition | Society | The Guardian
AKA The government decides that given everyone is focusing on the hacking scandal, now is the best time to get back to privatising the NHS. Worth spreading, so they can get jumped on about it again.
nhs  news  the-coalition  people-suck  health  healthcare  medicine  money 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists discover first gonorrhea strain resistant to all available antibiotics
An international research team has discovered a strain of gonorrhea resistant to all currently available antibiotics. This new strain is likely to transform a common and once easily treatable infection into a global threat to public health.
dude...  fear  health  interesting  medicine  STD  sex  ooh…nasty 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Low-calorie diet offers hope of cure for type 2 diabetes | Society | The Guardian
People who have had obesity-related type 2 diabetes for years have been cured, at least temporarily, by keeping to an extreme, low-calorie, diet for two months, scientists report today.
Awesome  medicine  health  science  dude!  interesting 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bank robber planned crime and punishment | bank, richard, hailed - Gaston Gazette
James Richard Verone woke up June 9 with a sense of anticipation. He took a shower. Ironed his shirt. Hailed a cab. Then robbed a bank. He wasn’t especially nervous. If anything, Verone said he was excited to finally execute his plan to gain access to free medical care.
USA  politics  healthcare  prison  dude...  economy  interesting  medicine  touching  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
First man ‘functionally cured’ of HIV - Yahoo! News
Dude has HIV and Leukemia. Dude gets a bone marrow transplant from a dude that's immune to HIV (like 1% of people are). Original dude's HIV goes away.
dude!  important  interesting  medicine  science  news  research  HIV 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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