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Category: Health and Medicine

A New Drug For Cancer?
Feb 5, 2007, 9:42a - Health and Medicine
I just got back from interviews at Johns Hopkins Neuroscience yesterday, which is why I didn't hit my promise-to-post-on-Thursday for the third straight week :( But hopefully this news will make up for it.

According to an article in New Scientist, researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered that a drug called dichloroacetate (DCA) may be used to ... more »

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Eli Lilly: Strike 2
Dec 21, 2006, 10:42a - Health and Medicine
2 years ago, I reported that Eli Lilly nearly succeeded in buying a court verdict in a case where a patient on Prozac (an Eli Lilly drug) shot and killed 9 people, including himself. They also allegedly witheld information about Prozac's side effects, including increased aggression, from the FDA. They were later cleared of this second charge, but things ... more »

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Stool Sampler
Mar 31, 2006, 8:24a - Health and Medicine
Since I'm on the topic of health, I can think of no better time than to to tell this story. I related some of it to Aki, and he inspired me to post it on my blog.

Several weeks ago, I decided to visit my doctor because I was worried that I had some sort of bacteria or parasite in ... more »

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Let's Work to Improve Global Health
Mar 28, 2006, 9:00a - Health and Medicine
Here are some things I think we must fund to improve global health care:

1) Poor country disease eradication

Many diseases, such as malaria (which kills 1M/year), don't get the attention or funding that they deserve. Some drugs that would only benefit poorer countries aren't developed because there isn't enough money to be made to be worth the effort. Beyond ... more »

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Multiple Sclerosis
Sep 7, 2005, 11:11p - Health and Medicine
My cousin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that slowly destroys the nervous system and can eventually lead to loss of motor control, among other disabilities. Fortunately, my cousin was diagnosed early in the disease but unfortunately, there isn't a cure.

My aunt has formed a team to walk in a walk-a-thon to ... more »

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May 1, 2005, 8:54p - Health and Medicine
My mom finally launched a website for her work, available at

She works at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, in the Center for Humane and Ethical Medical Care (CHEC). Dr. Arthur Rivin founded CHEC, which is a non-profit, several years ago. One of the goals of CHEC is to educate the public on medicine, ethics and human values. Dr. ... more »

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