Category Archives: Medicine

HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family? Comments Off on HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family?

Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows Comments Off on Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows

Small British study shows physician reluctance — to implement other than face to face patient interactions — demonstrating the gap between hype and reality Comments Off on Small British study shows physician reluctance — to implement other than face to face patient interactions — demonstrating the gap between hype and reality

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Heather Brant, Helen Atherton, Sue Ziebland, Brian McKinstry, John L Campbell, and Chris Salisbury, Using alternatives to face-to-face consultations: a survey of prevalence and attitudes in general practice, British Journal of General Practice, DOI: 10.3399/bjgp16X685597 (online first, 24 May 2016) The gist — “Ya gotta come in” […]

p62 signaling protein levels reportedly predict liver cancer recurrence — but neither the abstract nor press release bother to quantify anything — which makes both essentially meaningless Comments Off on p62 signaling protein levels reportedly predict liver cancer recurrence — but neither the abstract nor press release bother to quantify anything — which makes both essentially meaningless

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Atsushi Umemura, Feng He, Koji Taniguchi, Hayato Nakagawa, Shinichiro Yamachika, Joan Font-Burgada, Zhenyu Zhong, Shankar Subramaniam, Sindhu Raghunandan, Angeles Duran, Juan F. Linares, Miguel Reina-Campos, Shiori Umemura, Mark A. Valasek, Ekihiro Seki, Kanji Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Koike, Yoshito Itoh, Maria T. Diaz-Meco, Jorge Moscat, and Michael Karin, p62, […]

Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men Comments Off on Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Lea Borgi, Eric B Rimm, Walter C Willett, and John P Forman, Potato intake and incidence of hypertension: results from three prospective US cohort studies, BMJ 353: i2351, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2351 (17 May 2016) This is a bit surprising From the abstract: Participants [were] 62 175 women in Nurses’ […]