Talking Points

May 10th, 2017 Talking out loud, when the mind is not wandering, could actually be a sign of high cognitive functioning, writes a neuro-psychologist in The Conversation. Rather than being mentally ill, it can make you intellectually more competent. Being...

May 3rd, 2017 Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending that the age for ending paediatric care be no later than 21, there are adults who, for a number of reasons, continue to see their paediatricians well into adulthood. When Jeff Vetor goes for...

May 3rd, 2017 Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money, writes The New York Times Magazine. It has made Weinstein an object of scorn among many of his peers, who...

April 26th, 2017 In the decades since Dr Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine, the highly infectious childhood disease is now close to global eradication.  Author and microbiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Julie K Pfeiffer...

April 19th, 2017 There is mostly no reason for the patients to receive vitamin D tests. Yet US patients are demanding them and many physicians are initiating them on the flimsiest clinical grounds, writes The New York Times. There was no reason for the...
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