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hNBIC Editors: Published items (items 1 to 50)

March 2, 2009

A New York snow storm has closed the office, so today is a "Best Of Health Memes" reposting of a previous edition.

The destruction of the NHS begins  NHS Blog Doctor
A U.K. doctor's take on patients (willingly) paying extra for critical care.
The Rise of the Personal Health Record  Health Care Law Blog
The legal impacts of a disruptive innovation
Paging Dr. Mario  Health Beat
Health eGames for therapy and for training
The Growing Field of Regenerative Medicine  Future Current
Video and transcript of William Haseltine on reg med.
Patient Satisfaction with Healthcare Systems: Do Different Funding Models Lead to Different Results?  eHealth News EU
A study finds consumers in the U.K., U.S., France and Spain are similar -- but check the last chart.
The New Infidelity: Love, Sex and the Changing Landscape of Infidelity  Well
“They’ve got the physical health to express their sexuality into old age,” said a researcher.


hNBIC Editors: Published items (items 1 to 50)
March 3, 2009
Ix for Rx Management  Information Therapy (Ix) Blog
A new blog on "Information Therapy."
Bad uses of good technology.  Slate Magazine - Human Nature
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Public order: The kindness of crowds  The Economist: Science and technology
CCTV: a new kind of social science microscope.
Novel Data Sources for Quality Improvement  The Health Care Blog
Mining data from beyond traditional sources.
Steroids and the Lost Data of Self-Experiment  The Quantified Self
Life enhancement. "The data tends to live offline and off of hard disks." Creepy and eye-opening.
How Does a Doc Really Use An Electronic Medical Record?  WSJ.com: Health Blog
Nice video vérité, but excellent comment thread.


hNBIC Editors: Published items (items 1 to 50)
March 4, 2009
Commentary: Fear and Loathing in mHealth  mobihealthnews
And three best practices offered for iPhone healthcare developers:
Why care about regional variations in health costs?  Health Populi
"it's in physician decision making where big impacts can be achieved."
Clinical Practice Guidelines Draw Fire  GoozNews
Analysis of this week's Cardiology Guidelines topic.
One Lousy Doctor Can Spoil a Good Day  EverythingHealth
"This is one reason the "rate your doctor" websites are catching on!"
Biased minds make better inferences.  Deric Bownds' MindBlog
From a new journal: "Topics in Cognitive Science".
Tumors in a (quack) human stem cell therapy  denialism blog
"The therapies offered to stem cell tourists are frank quackery."
Flip a coin Diagnostics ? Worse ? Better ?  BIOpinionated
Skeptical about DNA-direct's test based on methylation of the vimentin gene for colorectal cancer.
Tracking flu through online search queries.  Adventures in Ethics and Science
Some ethical dimensions of Google Flu Trends. "Could it be that lay people actually do a better job discerning when they have flu-like symptoms than they are given credit for?"


hNBIC Editors: Published items (items 1 to 50)
March 5, 2009
The Ethics of Junk Science  Neuroskeptic
"The implicit message of this kind of junk science writing is that all kinds of complex and difficult scientific questions are in fact really simple."
Tom Harkin’s War on Science (or, “meet the new boss…”)  Science-Based Medicine
"He comes right out and bemoans the fact that science hasn’t upheld his quasi-religious medical beliefs."
Update: Does Cognitive Training Work?  SharpBrains
A roundup of perspectives.
TR10: Biological Machines  Technology Review Feed - Biomedicine Top Stories
Michel Maharbiz's novel interfaces between machines and living systems could give rise to a new generation of cyborg devices.
Social networks: Primates on Facebook  The Economist: Science and technology
"Dr Dunbar suggested that the size of the human brain allows stable networks of about 148."
The Voodoo of Peer Review  The Neurocritic
Dissecting the blogospheric uproar over Vul et al's "Voodoo Correlations in Social Neuroscience".