And now, a recap of some of the most interesting blog posts from my readings this week.
Medgadget on a new radiological diagnostic tool called Stereoscopic Digital Mammography. BBN Technologies, which dates back to 1948, is the company behind this technique, now in clinical trials:
Diabetes Mine on a company called VeriChip announcing an implantable RFID chip for glucose monitoring. The press release describes the device as Ã¢â‚¬Âa prototype self-contained implantable bio-sensing device included in an RFID microchip (the Ã¢â‚¬Å“MicrochipÃ¢â‚¬Â) that for the first time will have the ability to measure glucose levels in the human body.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Some interesting debate in the comments about RFID chips and cancer.
VeriChip to Unveil Tiny Implantable Glucose Sensor
Walter at Highlight Health has a good recap of a study on treatment of chronic sinus infections with nasal irrigation, a subject close to home, since I suffer from foresaid condition.
Michelle at HippocraTech posted this roundup of medical search engines which includes many I wasnt aware of.
Maggie Mahar at Healthbeat deconstructs a recent New York Times editorial on rising health care costs, calling them out on a few errors.
PLOS Medicine is featuring an essay on the claimed links between serotonin and clinical depression that makes a convincing case for some rethinking.
Dr Rich explains Medicares Ã¢â‚¬Å“evaluation and management”: guidelines for billing at The Covert Rationing Blog
And Finally, Science Library Pad test drives a beta of the latest version of Elsevier’s free 2collab bookmarking service, and gives a good rundown of it’s strengths and weaknesses in comparison to some of the other scientific bookmarking systems.