0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Rare Disease Day 2016: Huntington’s Disease Update Things do happen for a reason. The editors of PLOS asked me weeks ago to post today, Rare Disease Day, about Huntington’s disease (HD). I wondered why,
When we think about sex hormones, notably estrogens and androgens, we usually associate them with sex, gender and body development. Like all hormones, they are chemical messengers, substances produced in one part of the body
0000-0002-8715-2896Countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission (CDC) The more I read up on a topic, the more complicated it ends up being. As you start trying to unravel the ball of yarn, every
Unwarranted claims that “modifiable” negative beliefs cause Alzheimer’s disease lead to blaming persons who develop Alzheimer’s disease for not having been more positive. Lesson: A source’s impressive credentials are no substitute for independent critical appraisal
0000-0002-8715-2896 Ed note: Every year the BMJ and CMAJ release holiday themed pieces. Ranging from the silly (Sex, aggression, and humour: responses to unicycling) to the Very Serious (The survival time of chocolates on hospital
0000-0002-8715-2896 Despite the MMR vaccine controversy resulting from a series of now discredited studies linking the vaccine with autism, childhood vaccination rates remain high in the United States. In 2013, 92% of children aged 19
0000-0002-8715-2896 Ed Note: Today, we’re happy to welcome Jenn Lau to the blog. More information about Jenn can be found at the bottom of this post. Picture from Flickr user Pascal (pasukaru76). Click for source.
0000-0002-8715-2896 In the Northern hemisphere, cold and flu season usually strikes in late fall and early winter. Both are really unpleasant, but can’t be treated by antibiotics because viruses cause the common cold and influenza.
0000-0002-8715-2896 The best findings in science aren’t the ones that make you go “cool!” they’re the ones that make you go “huh?” A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported a strange and
0000-0002-8715-2896 Yesterday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified processed meat as a cause of cancer in humans (‘carcinogenic to humans’, a Group 1 carcinogen) and red meat as a probable cause of