- Big Decline in Heart Attacks If All States Had Smoking Bans - an interesting article from Bloomberg saying that heart attacks would drop by 18,000 per year. Isn't that an incentive to implement smoking bans. 39 states currently have some sort of smoking ban.
- No Benefit in Delayed Immunization - That's right, folks, another immunization article asserting that vaccinating your kids against deadly and debilitating infectious diseases is a good thing! This one is from the Wall Street Journal.
- British Medical Council Bars Doctor Who Linked Vaccine With Autism - Dr. Andrew Wakefield has been banned from practicing medicine after his widely known Lancet journal article was retracted recently. This New York Times article discusses the recent news.
- In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored - I will admit that I haven't finished reading this article, but it basically discusses how some strains of e. coli are tested for in labs and some are not, and the implications of this situation. Should be a good read.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Things are crazy here while we prepare for the CSTE Annual Conference, but here are a couple of links to satisfy your public health craving: