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By tigtog on February 20, 2007
Safe for work: [link] Related posts: And lo, the internets did not let me down Thursday Themed Cheezburger: The Seventh Virtue – Love Not-so-evil internets: making kids better writers I love the Internets Poetry for Insomniacs – Dorothy Parker
By tigtog on February 19, 2007
From Newsweek – Autism: New Findings in from Big Gene Study So what are the preliminary findings? What this shows is that there are rare chromosomal changes, what we call copy number variations, [associated with autism] rather than a single base pair or DNA sequence. What does that mean? Humans often have common genetic variations [...]
By tigtog on January 29, 2007
Reproduced in full from Japan Times:Yanagisawa calls women ‘birth-giving machines’ MATSUE, Shimane Pref. (Kyodo) Health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa referred to women as “birth-giving machines” in a speech Saturday on welfare and health care. Addressing prefectural assembly members of the Liberal Democratic Party in Matsue, the 71-year-old Yanagisawa touched on the nation’s declining birthrate and said, [...]
By tigtog on November 23, 2006
I came across this vintage poster from 1937 a few days ago, aimed at enticing an international market to come visit Australia: The artist is Douglas Annand. Some links I’ve also followed in the last few days, in discussions about the second anorexic catwalk model to die this year: The (Photoshop) Art of Beauty – [...]
By tigtog on September 15, 2006
An episode of the Health Report on Radio National asked whether our doctors really know what treatment works best for their patients?
Does the current system, which essentially teaches doctors just enough science that they can go into an apprentice programme for their final professional training, absorb and react quickly enough to evidence regarding whether their treatments are actually effective or not?
Dr Alex Barratt provides data which shows that most
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By tigtog on September 5, 2006
Children fathered by men at age 40 and older have a higher risk of developing autism, possibly because of mutations or other genetic changes, according to new research.
The study “provides the first convincing evidence that advanced paternal age is a risk factor for autism spectrum disorder,” said the authors
By tigtog on March 31, 2006
The 31st Skeptics’ Circle is up at Terra Sigillata. Biotech, alternative medicine, climatology, religion and more. My favourite post is by Dick about his personal experiences with The Fleecing of the Autism Community. “These frauds sell crap, preying on the concern of parents for their children. They guilt us by saying, “Wouldn’t you do anything [...]
By tigtog on January 27, 2006
I’m awake at 5:45am because of two consequences of following the unwritten law of Sydney: thou shalt spend Australia Day beside the harbour. The corollary laws? First the schedule confusion law: thou shalt forget to put thy bins out when bin day falls on a public holiday, thereby having to rush downstairs at 5:30am, grab [...]