We will be sorry for decades to come if we don’t immediately start expanding the NIH budget to support young scientists
Archive for the ‘Health and Medicine’ Category
To deal with the rise of disease-resistant germs, ban antibiotic use on farms and give prizes for developing new antibiotics.
The horrifying mass murders at the Washington Navy Yard and Sandy Hook Elementary School were both committed by individuals with long-standing mental-health problems. The events galvanized a national discussion about how to improve the accessibility and quality of our mental-health system. At the same time, these tragedies can paint in the mind of the public a false image of the mentally ill […]
The FDA’s policy on prescription opioids has been internally contradictory this year, and that’s bad for public health
An artist makes a normal Barbie.
So I have to go to a cocktail party. I’d rather be beaten with sticks, but it’s not an option. My wardrobe choices are limited; I’m either dressing to work in the yard or go to court. So I browsed through some department store websites, just to see what was out there. Good grief, what […]
Please join me at their health policy forum to talk serious mental illness and crime. I’ll be on a panel with the LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and the chair of psychiatry at Stanford, Dr. Laura Roberts. The policy forum is open to the public and will be held this Thursday from 11:30 A.M. to […]
Purdue Pharma kept secret it’s knowledge of how doctors were fomenting addiction and overdose by overprescribing painkillers.
We’ve had a tough week of gun violence. First there were the killings at the Washington Naval Yard. Then there was the shooting of thirteen people in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Miraculously, no one died in that Chicago incident. It remained plenty revolting. Firefighters were hosing the park down in the middle of […]
For those who reject, my Climatopolis vision that individuals (if they face market and social incentives) will adapt to emerging climate change risk then take a look at this quote from this Sunday’s NY Times. “California has been a leader in adopting building codes and brush-removal regulations, but for the most part, despite the […]