Category Archives: Not neonatology

Doctors are cheap

I’m sure most of us don’t think that the little trinkets (pens and notepads and such) or a few slices of pizza that we might receive from a drug company affects what we prescribe for our patients. We would be … Continue reading

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An astounding betrayal

Some of us may have heard of the problems with the data concerning SSRIs (a commonly used class of antidepressants) and, in particular, young people. It appears that drug companies hid and distorted data from controlled trials, in order to … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: the antipodes week 4, Queenstown, Ben Lomond, and glenorchy

After our time in the geothermally active centre of the north island of New Zealand, we have now changed island. Queenstown is on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, we were there for new years eve and fireworks over the lake, … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: the antipodes week 3. Tongariro Crossing: Sweet As!

We ended week 2 and had a warm Christmas in Rorotua, then moved on to Tongariro national park. The plan was to cross the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which we have long time thought would be one of the highlights of … Continue reading

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Not neonatology : the antipodes, week 2

The rain slowed down towards the end of our week in Auckland, and then we headed north for a stay in Paihia. Paihia is the main town on the Bay of Islands, one of the places where Captain Cook made … Continue reading

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Not neonatology: le grand tour

We have decided as a family to take a break, a pseudo-sabbatical to visit the down-unders, learn about their culture, present at conferences, and generally focus on de-stressing and self-improvement. The 3 kids are out of school, and will be … Continue reading

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Not neonatology, not directly at least

I am a constant follower of the Science-based medicine blogs.  They have several excellent writers including Mark Crislip who coined a widely quoted phrase about so-called integrative medicine, where science based medicine is mixed with all sorts of woo; acupuncture, … Continue reading

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