A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!
Fascinating post from Croakey: Globally, about one half of the population lives in rural areas, but less than 38 per cent of the nurses and less than 25 per cent of the physicians work there. The WHO has just released some global recommendations…
The Guardian has an article about the misrepresentations, half-truths and outrights lies going on in the US partisan debate on healthcare: ‘Evil and Orwellian’ – America’s right turns its fire on NHS (they don’t mention the Stephen Hawking faux pas).
Update: A twitterer tells me this was just considered by the AMA and defeated – I’m looking for details. Because if they tried this once, they’ll try it again. Further update: Found it. Details are appended. ~~~ The American Medical… Read More ›
School and university exam writers often invent scenarios. They play with made-up names for people, they dream up companies, they have fun devising original scenarios and puns to spice up their questions. But what happens when they get bored doing… Read More ›
One of the ways of starkly illustrating an aspect of the gender divide is DeBecker’s quote: “At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.” I think there’s a… Read More ›
What the media isn’t asking about that private hospital birth study (or, Bayes’ Theorem for Dummies)
Have peer review committees just given up on actually including a statistician these days? or do the statisticians need to do more sociology classes?
Y’all know that one of the science-reporting peeves is the media not providing enough information for readers to find the original source without detective work. There’s often a last name, and sometimes a journal name, but publication dates are uncommon,… Read More ›
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