Tag Archives: Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals

links for 2008-09-14

By | September 15, 2008

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Taxi drivers ‘have brain sat-nav’ If using your brain to navigate makes it bigger and better, than what does using satnav and other technologies do for it? (tags: transport neuroscience navigation brain) India Se Online As Non-Resident Indians (or NRIs) we are among the most educated and highest earning ethnic minorities in our… Read More »

What’s Up With My Data, Doc?

By | November 24, 2007

I can’t find the original article on the IHT website, but there’s a great piece in today’s edition on how pharmaceutical companies push their drugs by funding — I would say bribing — doctors. It’s written by Daniel Carlat, who writes a blog and publishes the Carlat Psychiatry Report. The most interesting part of the piece is on… Read More »

Doctor’s Decorating Taste

By | September 7, 2007

Doctor’s Decorating Taste Originally uploaded by Jeremy Wagstaff. Maybe other countries are different, but where I live doctors don’t just put any old picture on the wall. They seem to prefer to scare the bejesus out of you with graphic cross sections of your innards, usually in a state of advanced decay. This one had a nice picture… Read More »

The Big Chill

By | August 8, 2007

  Football (OK, soccer) is pushing to the forefront of adopting interesting technologies. Here’s one I hadn’t heard from Bolton Wanderers, where players enter a chamber at minus 120 degrees Celsius to enhance muscle recovery after training. It’s called cryotherapy, according to the Daily Mail: The technique was originated in Japan in 1978 to help arthritis sufferers and… Read More »

How To Remember Stuff

By | April 24, 2007

I long suspected this was the case, and now we’ve proof: Try too hard to remember something and you can almost feel yourself forgetting it. Stop trying to remember and it will come back. Of course, this could be extended to other mental activity: Your brain can only cope with so much stuff, so better to let it… Read More »