Tag Archives: Medicine

A Bad Day for Social Media

By | April 27, 2009

You may be forgiven for thinking I’m a fan of social media, and, in particular, Twitter. Headlines like “Twitter: the future of news” and “Twitter, the best thing since the invention of the thong” may have given the misleading impression I thought Twitter was a good thing. In which case I apologize. The truth is I think Twitter… Read More »

links for 2008-09-17

By | September 18, 2008

Dreamkeeper Another device to improve sleep, this time by hitting the acupressure points on the inside of the wrist. (tags: sleep gadget health acupressure) Related Posts:links for 2008-09-21 September 22, 2008 links for 2008-09-24 September 24, 2008 links for 2008-09-24 September 25, 2008 links for 2008-09-15 September 16, 2008 links for 2008-09-14 September 15, 2008 links for 2008-09-10… 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 »

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 »

Directory of RSI Software

By | November 9, 2006

This is the first in a number of posts about RSI, or Repetitive Strain Injury, the subject of this week’s column, out tomorrow. Here is a collection of software designed to ease RSI. RSI software tries to help in a number of ways: working out how long you’ve been at the keyboard and reminds you to take breaks;… Read More »