A major determinant of America’s health and competitiveness in the world is progress in the life sciences. Over the past twenty years, the life sciences have had a tremendous impact on human health through the understanding of the molecular basis of disease and the development of new diagnostics, therapeutics and other medical products. Given the significance of biomedical research on healthcare, I felt it was important to highlight the 2008 presidential candidates’ positions. A number of online resources are discussed in this post and listed at the end of the article. With the election less than two weeks away, it is paramount that voters know where the presidential candidates’ stand on these essential issues.
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12 Tips for a Happier Holiday Season | Dr Shock MD PhD
Dr. Shock offers 12 tips for a happier holiday season.
The Acetaminophen Blues | Secundum Artem
N.B. discusses the difference between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen.
Medicine 2.0 Wiki: Benchside to Bedside 2.0
Rahul Shetty of Constructive Medicine 2.0 has created a wiki on Medicine 2.0 to serve as a common healthcare and life science resource.
Drugs Don’t Work | InsureBlog
Drugs don’t work … unless you take them. Seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Bob at Insureblog writes about a USA Today article discussing people with chronic health conditions who stop taking their medication.