This actually reminds me of how low the threshold for “Maybe an alcoholic” actually is within the medical community. I met the criteria at one point and I’ve always been the farthest thing from an alcoholic imaginable.
Wait, we have a treatment for Sepsis?
Benjamin Mercer argues that “plain packaging” on cigarettes is pointless. I wish we would do more to delineate between “no branding” packaging and grotesque imagery packaging. I’m interested in the effectiveness of the former, and don’t care about the effectiveness of the latter.
Saad Omer and Sara Despres argue against politicizing (or, more accurately, partisaning) vaccination, because the health impact is just too important.
It does seem like SES is something you want to control for on questions about whether moderate drinking is good for you. As a practical matter, the data never showed a sufficient difference worth altering your lifestyle over, in my opinion.
Optometrists and Opthalmologists are facing off in Florida.
New York is loosening its restriction on residents’ hours. This strikes me as wise and it has begun to appear that the pendulum swung too much in the other direction. Doctors have a lot to learn in a short time, continuity is relevant, and if working more than 16 hours straight is unacceptable they’re going to need to change a lot more than just residencies.
Eat healthy, don’t smoke, exercise, get cancer anyway