Medskep’s tweet roundup for 1/4/13

Safety hazards in labs are real & often due to health & safety officials and regulations.  http://bit.ly/XqzalQ  

 
5 Historical Manias That Gripped Societies, Then Disappeared – http://bit.ly/XqAJQG HT @mocost
 
The Most Despised Science Book of 2012 is … worth reading  http://bit.ly/TARQMm Very intriguing review of Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos
 
Thomas Nagel is not crazy http://bit.ly/TAS464
 
What Can You Really Know? by Freeman Dyson |   http://bit.ly/VCB1yM
 
 He (Wittgenstein) remained silent for a long time and then said, “Which newspaper do you represent?”
 
 
I find it convenient to lump them into two big groups, one obsessed with matter and the other obsessed with mind. http://bit.ly/VCB1yM
 
The reason I did not like the argument was that I did not like the conclusion. http://bit.ly/VCB1yM
 
I put narrow limits on science, but I recognize other sources of human wisdom going beyond science. http://bit.ly/VCB1yM
 
Workers with low wages more likely to develop hypertension http://bit.ly/TNuF08
 
Flawed Statistics Make Almost Everyone’s Brain “Abnormal” http://bit.ly/UsYKBX
 
If fat is unhealthy, why are overweight people less likely to die?   http://slate.me/WqJYKB 12 points to consider HT @KLomangino
 
Et Tu, Pelvic Exams?  http://bit.ly/WbSwUZ Half of doctors said it was important to do the test to “ensure adequate compensation.” 
 
Making a Case for the Medical Checkup   http://nyti.ms/10ZF5z0 IMHO she actually trying to make the case for having so many doctors
 
If firemen weren’t allowed to hang around the firehouse a lot but were only paid when fighting fire, they would be very tempted to set fires to put out.
 
Prostate cancer treatment side effect no one talks about http://bo.st/UOn8QC (Penis) shrinkage Author tweets @debkotz2 
 
Human milk microbiome changes over lactation and is shaped by maternal weight and mode of delivery. http://1.usa.gov/Z5oAML

 

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