Month: April 2013

Vitamins: no benefit in the critically ill

I’ve written previously about several well-run studies that failed to show any benefit of vitamins in long-term use to promote good health (see here). Are vitamins useful in helping the critically ill? An excellent article in today’s New England Journal…

How to grow organs: medicine of the future

An article published in April’s Nature Medicine describes truly futuristic science. The article describes early attempts at growing new, functional organs. The idea of growing new organs has long existed, but only as a science-fiction concept. The dream goes: what if…

Forecasting in uncertain times

There’s an editorial in the NY Times published by David Stockman, a former budget director to Ronald Reagan.  He writes a scathing diatribe condemning the irresponsible practices of legislators and central bankers.  He anticipates a bad economic outcome that will…