nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Today Is A Research (And Recovery) Day. Exciting New Studies

Running late today:  two new medical journals came and I'm reading through them.

[I also spent most of yesterday pulling weeds and mulching 1.5 acres.  So I'm hobbling around...]

Here are some tantalizing studies that I'm digging into right now:

--Vending machine restrictions in schools won't address obesity.

--New blood thinner that is not rat poison, but will cost 20 times as much...maybe?

--Is H1N1 done, or not?  Will there be a H1N1 version 2.0?

--Five different patterns of physical decline in the last year of life.

--Heart scans:  Still unproven, but Congress investigating why not covered by insurance.

--Walgreens no longer taking Medicaid patients.

...and more.

Some of these may turn into posts.


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