samedi 6 juillet 2013

Search engine: the new memory and brain of the village?

"In 1995, when AltaVista made its debut, the company said it was processing 2.5 million search requests a day. Today, Google, processes 5.1 billion searches each day."

Autism and gut flora: a link?

"Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are complex neurobiological disorders whose chief manifestations are qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities [1]. There is a world-wide increase in the diagnosis of ASD, which has reached an epidemic level [2]. ASD patients and their families face difficulties in treatment due to a highly diverse etiology of ASD in which genetic and environmental factors are equally important, as implied by a large twin concordance study [3]. One potentially important environmental factor is abnormal intestinal flora. A large fraction of autistic children suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) problems, and a strong positive correlation was observed between GI problems and ASD severity [4]. Up to 1014bacteria in human intestine balance the immune system, help digestion, produce vitamins, and promote GI motility [5]. Several studies have reported an increased administration of oral antibiotics to autistic children during the first 3 years of life [6][8], which may destabilize microbial community by eliminating beneficial bacteria and helping pathogenic bacteria colonize the intestinal walls [9]. In addition, considering the potential interactions between intestinal microbes and the central nervous system [10], abnormal intestinal flora may be associated not only with GI problems but also with ASD-related behavioral symptoms."

Recent study disrupts unproved routines in healthcare

Better sleep instead of unnecessary surveillance.

La réalité économique d'aujourd'hui détermine la macroéconomie de demain!,a2396

mardi 2 juillet 2013

Is pulmonary embolism overdiagnosed and BTW overtreated?

“Too much testing of well people and not enough care for the sick worsens health inequalities and drains professionalism, harming both those who need treatment and those who don’t.” Margaret McCartney

Evitez les antalgiques morphiniques ou morphinomimétiques!

Le rapport du CDC est formel il y a des personnes qui meurent de l'usage des opioïdes... Nous avons oscillé entre deux attitudes, pas de morphine et maintenat trop de morphine et des addicts à la morphine.
N'oublions pas les nombreuses victimes non dénombrées du DiAntalvic!