Progress in Medicine
From myth to science and from superstition to data, this is a take on the progress of modern medicine.
Diet Soda - not good for dieters
In the every evolving world of medical research, conflicting reports have recently predicted both the benefit and detrimental impact of diet soda consumption.
New research is being reported at the 2011 American Diabetes Associationís Scientific Sessions by epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio that suggests diet soda is no friend to those pre-disposed to Type 2 Diabetes.
Liver Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
The root cause of Alzheimerís Disease is elusive and currently unknown to medical researchers. However, plaques and lipid formations in the brain have been associated with he onset of Alzheimer's. It now appears that the source of these structures is the liver yielding potential treatment options for those who have been diagnosed.
The Google Pac-Man Phenomenon
Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man by adding a fully functional game app to it's main search page.
What Happened to Global Warming?
Yesterday, as Al Gore spoke in Madison about the "inconvenient truth" of global warming, Wisconsin experienced one the the earliest snowfalls in recorded history. Enthusiasts continue to enlist the government to mandate social behavior consistent with their belief in models that appear to have failed.... what happened to global warming:
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
When forecasted data is inconsistent with the related observed phenomenon, the model must be rejected as either invalid or insufficient. Generally, this type of experimental outcome would cause a scientist to change or abandon a hypothesis. Perhaps the global hypothesis is much more to Al Gore than a hypothesis or a theory but involves a belief system that is based upon faith rather than data.