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- On 29 Jan 2015
Parkinson's Disease research,
Ampakines are considered a compound of interest, also for many other indications, generally improving memory functions, but research and drug development seems to be crawling along at snails pace there as well. Piracetam is a weak one (which you can get as a supplement)
Thanks mell :)
I found links showing interest in ampakines, and links to online retailers. Unfortunately, I have not yet found any published studies or results.
Meanwhile, I've been finding providers of stem cell technology, including an SF company:
I haven't yet found data to evaluate results though.
- On 29 Jan 2015
Republicans rape and molest children at a rate of 10 to 1 compared to Democrats,
It's statistically impossible that you would have two large populations that would vary that much in sexual deviancy merely based on political affiliation.
It's quite possible actually, considering Republicans' recent re-Christening into Hezballah ("Party of God") territory. I didn't notice until another PatNet user pointed it out last year, but really at this point half the Republican party seems to consist of closet cases and their scared wives. From Larry Craig to Michele Bachmann, that party has become a self-selected sample extremely unrepresentative of the general population.
Peter P says
Peter P says
1. Google News
3. Fox News
4. The Onion
Then I attempt to rebuild a narrative from various meta-narratives.
You really need to stick Daily Show in there.
I miss Colbert. :-(
I miss Colbert and Jay Leno.
BTW, although Google News can be the most current way to see the most recently updated stories, it suffers from a serious commercial bias, easily manipulated by publicists and public relations. Just as Google spawned an SEO industry, Google News has the same thing with publicists. I've been reading about Parkinson's and Google News alerted me to a widely reported study that said Parkinson's patients improve more with expensive placebos than cheap ones; the sample size turned out to be 12 patients. The study authors note that it provides "Class III evidence," i.e. the lowest of any type of study other than Internet surveys and phoning an expert, but it made headlines almost simultaneously throughout the commercial press. I am guessing the publicity campaign to push the study cost probably 100x more than the study itself, and who knows how many studies of the same size found no effect at all before one turned up saying higher costs confer medicinal benefit.
- On 28 Jan 2015
American doctors still highest paid in the world,
I'd known an anesthesiologist, who'd lost a patient in OR and went out partying that night.
Anesthesiologists are at high risk for addiction. His choice to go out partying the same night that he lost a patient is not a good sign.
As I mentioned above, if you have an extremely lucrative environment where most of the $ comes from waste, fraud, and abuse, then the ppl who rise to the top tend to be the most wasteful, fraudulent, and abusive. Consider the example of Bill McGuire MD, who took more than $1bn for himself personally, but had to pay back $500 million because he had defrauded investors. (No accountability to patients or customers AFAIK, and his United Health Group went on to build&botch the Obamneycare website for even more $$$.) In SF, the best doctors tend to make the least and struggle to stay in business, while the pushers of DTC advertised pills ("as seen on TV!") and worse than useless surgeries can make a mint.