// another good reason to avoid Non Caloric artificial sweeteners
// FYI - What are the main sources of oil for U.S.
Life-long NFL football fan Steve Almond recently wrote a book called Against Football in which he details why he is no longer watching the game he loves. Ian Crouch talked with Almond for the New Yorker.
Any other year, Steve Almond would have seen the play. But, after forty years of fandom,…
Decreased Management of Genital Warts in Young Women in Australia Post Introduction of National HPV Vaccination Program
// Wow, awesome and incredible.
// Just look at facts, not theory about vaccines.
“Management rate of genital warts among women potentially covered by program (aged 15–27 years) decreased by 61% from 4.33 per 1,000 encounters in the Pre-program period to 1.67 in the Post-program period. Trend analysis of the post-vaccine period showed, among women of vaccine eligible age, a significant year-on-year reduction in the rate of genital warts management (p<0.0001) and a significant increase in the management rate of control conditions per year (p<0.0001). For all other age-sex groups there was no significant change in the management rate of genital warts between the Pre- and Post-program periods.
// Funded by the Gates foundation, awesome!
// Shows clear benefit of Influenza immunization during 2nd half of pregnancy
"Influenza vaccine was immunogenic in HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected pregnant women and provided partial protection against confirmed influenza in both groups of women and in infants who were not exposed to HIV. (Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others; ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT01306669 and NCT01306682.)"
// Cost of driving via Electric vs. Regular car
// In MA: Gasoline 3.57/gallon, Electric 1.74 / equivalent distance traveled
Wikipedia vs Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature for Information About the 10 Most Costly Medical Conditions
// this study found “discordance” between literature and Wikipedia on CAD, Lung CA, Depression, Osteoarthritis, COPD, HTN, DM, Back pain and HLD
// From personal experience, Wikipedia is pretty good for basics, not much more
What it's like to own a Tesla Model S - A cartoonist's review of his magical space car - The Oatmeal
// what a great read, I can’t wait to get a Tesla….