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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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surveying The Media For Medical News: Mostly Rubbish.

A quick tour of articles that didn't need to be written. 

Feel free to click any of the link if you think there's something to learn from any of them.

Study: 1 in 5 US teenagers has slight hearing loss (Assoc Press, Aug 17).  Say what? I can't hear son's stereo is too loud.

Report: Cancer is the world's costliest disease (Assoc Press, Aug 16).  Behind what?  Global warfare?

Boyfriend just can't get past tattoo of ex (Miami Herald, Aug 18).  Quick fix.  Have your boyfriend change his name to your ex.
U.S. Circumcision Rates on the Decline (NY Times, Aug 17).  Don't tell the pediatricians, it's the only time they get to do anything surgical.

Just think how much more useful the print media would be if they cut out all this stuff and filled us in on the important information.

Doc D

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