Archive for May, 2011

Concussions and the NFL

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The possibility that San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Steve Young may have to retire after four concussions within three years surprised many people — especially Steve Young. Following consultation with physicians throughout the country in an effort to receive clearance to play, Young may decide that risks of permanent injury outweigh the benefits of continuing his professional career. (more…)

E-biz Onslaught will Affect Jobs

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Ogden Nash said that “progress is great, but it has gone on far too long.” That might be a clever response to the massive changes occurring around us. If taken too seriously, it could also be a very dangerous attitude. (more…)

British Fertility Rate Has Improved Since

Monday, May 16th, 2011

A research study in the June 3 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet should go a long way toward reassuring those who believe environmental pollution or other factors are adversely affecting reproductive health. (more…)

Estrogen Treatment Can Increase Need for Thyroid Hormone

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Postmenopausal women who take thyroid medication and are also taking estrogen-containing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should have their thyroid function assessed, according to a report in the June 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (more…)