Wednesday, December 12, 2018

65 results for 'medicine'

Does "Made In China" mean "Hazardous to Your Health?"

By Steven Lane, published on Aug 6, 2007

...Since management's only "carrot" seems to be "rewards" due to production quotas, there is very little incentive to implement rigid quality controls. With that said, the recent news that China's top food and drug regulator was executed this month, for accepting bribes to approve substandard medicine, might supply company managers with a new found incentive. On the this end, U.S. companies intentions are easily understood...They "outsource" for profit. There is no mystery here, it's about money. Mattel isn't making it's product in China because they make a better Elmo. Mattel is making... (more)

Tags: medicine, traffic, china

Pass the Soma: IVF in A Brave New World

By Jen, published on Jul 26, 2007

... is right for you. PGD: the power to bring you a kinder, softer form of eugenics than ever before. Don't worry, "It Can't Happen Here". Now, if someone would just give life to Woody Allen's vision of the Orgasmatron we could do away with the whole business of sex and focus on more important stuff like beating Chinook at checkers.


Tags: medicine, environment, gay, sex, japan

Now you call it madness (but I call it love)

By Cindy, published on Jun 25, 2007

...feminine in childhood.' Some experts believe that men who want to be women also tend to be what Larry Wachowski appears to be: a guy with a jones for technology. In 1974, Donald Laub, a plastic surgeon, and Norman Fisk, a psychiatrist, conducted a study at the Stanford University School of Medicine of 769 patients. Of the male patients, Laub and Fisk discovered an interesting predisposition: ' . . . to be interested in mathematics and computer sciences.' Naturally, cross-dressing impulses and potentials cannot be denied forever. They emerge partly, and in disguised form so as to elude... (more)

Tags: los angeles, soccer, san francisco, basketball, medicine, california, police, music, sex

He Played With the Greats: Hobie Landrith

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 17, 2007

...our signs from the bullpen. They had binoculars out there and they were signaling them in to the batter. After the game, Alvin Dark came into the clubhouse and asked us, “Does anyone have a pair of binoculars?” So, we took them out to the bullpen and gave them some of their own medicine. We killed ‘em that game. That’s why we would change our signs when a guy got a real good cut at a ball. We figured they had our signs and at that point and we’d change them." Playing in Candlestick: "It was a blustery, windy, cold place -- it did everything but snow... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, san francisco, medicine

When Science Meets Morality: The Embryonic Stem Cell Debate

By Jen, published on Jun 11, 2007

...The longer a cell line is maintained in culture the less certain we can be of its similarity to cells found in the organism. Current human embryonic stem cell lines have been in culture for at least six years. In point of fact, researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at UCLA (ISCBM) found that when they induced a federally approved embryonic stem cell line (derived prior to August 2001) to differentiate into neural stem cells these cells displayed abnormally low expression of a gene whose disruption causes hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in humans.... (more)

Tags: medicine

The Universal Health Care Program

By Dani Further, published on Jun 9, 2007

... Insurance, they have higher health care costs to help fix their health problems that have been neglected. The costs to society of not having a basic guarantee of health care to all its citizens are almost endless, but how much would it cost the U.S. to enact such a program? The Institute of Medicine estimates that a universal health care program would cost approximately 34 to 69 billion dollars per year, depending on what kind of benefits the program offered to the uninsured. This sounds extremely expensive, but consider this: the National Coalition for Health Care released a report in... (more)

Tags: medicine

No AntiDepressants Allowed for Those Under 25

By Delores Williams, published on May 31, 2007

... the FDA is targeting young adults up to age 24. Their reasoning is simple; studies have shown that within the first two months of usage in those 24 and under the idea of suicide actually escalate. Drug companies have come out against this idea saying that it might deter people from taking the medicine all together. Further, they are concerned that doctor’s will stop prescribing their drugs, even for those who do not fall into the age category out of fear of being sued if a suicide does take place. This time the drug companies may have some support from the American Psychiatric... (more)

Tags: medicine, sex

Americans a necessary evil

By lamarqueza, published on May 29, 2007

...was filled with people from all many different countries; Spain, France, Germany, Romania, and of course Turkey. There were many Turkish people at this party. We learned many of these people were young; twenty-something’s earning their doctorate degrees in various fields ranging from medicine to economics. They were attending Rice University, the University of Houston, and others. These people were lawyers, doctors, and MBA graduate students. I was approached by a nice, young, attractive, economics doctoral candidate also from Turkey. The conversation turned to Iraq. Without... (more)

Tags: iraq, france, medicine, germany

Attack of the Benign Tomatoes

By GreatMinds, published on May 21, 2007's life, or just to make a good story even better, always choose better living through chemistry. Just the other night, I inhaled helium from a balloon and covered a set of Barry White ballads at a VFW dance. (See what I mean about a good story?) Serenity, the kind that Tom Cruise would love to have, for example, is no further away than a medicine cabinet or apothecary. I do have one recommendation for purging your inner George Costanza --- find an effigy of Tom Cruise and sit on it. As for me, I am relieved about the new study. I'll never have to sit on a tomato again. (more)

Tags: baseball, iraq, michael moore, medicine

You're Thin, But Are You Thin On The Inside?

By rjlight, published on May 10, 2007

...studies have shown that exercise can reduce the risk of colon cancer by up to 50 percent. My father died of colon cancer in 1997. I can help ward off colon cancer in my life by exercising. Shouldn’t that get me on the treadmill? A study published last year in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that exercise may reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by 30 to 40 percent. My mother is showing early stages of dementia, so once again I am faced with a very compelling reason to exercise. So what’s my excuse? Well, my last one was my... (more)

Tags: medicine

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