The human body is a fierce and radiant jungle composed of more than 37 trillion cells. Muscle, bone, and brain; nephrons and neurons; hair and nails; rods and cones—it’s all in there. Such amazing diversity to support this enigmatic thing called Life. Continue reading
Month: January 2016
Breast cancer screening update.
The US Preventative Services Task Force convened to re-examine the available data regarding screening mammography for breast cancer and released their recommendations this week. Continue reading
I’m skeptical about … Tamiflu.
Flu season is upon us again with influenza now present in 48 states. So far, the disease has been only sporadically reported, although commercials for the anti-flu drug Tamiflu are already airing in epidemic proportions—not surprising considering that Roche has earned more than $18 billion off the drug since its introduction in 1999. As one financial analyst put it, Tamiflu is “a nice little earner.” I’ll say. But does it work? Continue reading