Monday, October 12, 2009

Bits and Pieces - October 12, 2009

Myths about the flu vaccine debunked.

Turkey has been one of Israel's few friends in the region. Now it's backing away. And just after it opened diplomatic relations with Armenia. Something's going on here.

It's really, really hard to figure out what happened medically in the past. The conceptual framework was different, the way a disease and drugs were thought about. That conceptual framework affects how data are recorded, too. We'll probably never be able to figure out how much a factor aspirin was in the 1918 flu epidemic, but it's worth thinking about.

And, speaking of different conceptual frameworks, here's the lengths one country went to in its effort to produce enriched uranium for a bomb.

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