Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Albino

The Variegated Damsel and The Beautiful Spotted Boy
* "Piebaldism is a form of partial albinism, usually without the attendant eye problems and skin thickening, rendering piebald individuals both extraordinary to look at, and rather beautiful."

Piebaldism

The Variegated Damsel and The Beautiful Spotted Boy
* "Piebaldism is a form of partial albinism, usually without the attendant eye problems and skin thickening, rendering piebald individuals both extraordinary to look at, and rather beautiful."

Football (History)

London's 'Devilish Pastime': Football
* "So it seems that for as long as boys have wanted to kick a ball, there are people who have wanted to watch them do it."

James Lind Alliance

Addressing medicine's fatal uncertainties: the James Lind Alliance
* "Established in 2004, the JLA unites patients and clinicians (the whole professional gamut, from doctors to nurses and the rest) to identify and prioritise questions about treatment uncertainties, and thus formulate a research agenda. Named after the 18th century Scottish naval surgeon who did the clinical trial that cured scurvy, a major part of JLA work culminates this week in online publication of a guidebook, enabling people to do it for themselves."

Cardiovascular Events

Effects of fibrates on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Lancet)
* "Fibrates can reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events predominantly by prevention of coronary events, and might have a role in individuals at high risk of cardiovascular events and in those with combined dyslipidaemia."

Fibrates

Effects of fibrates on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Lancet)
* "Fibrates can reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events predominantly by prevention of coronary events, and might have a role in individuals at high risk of cardiovascular events and in those with combined dyslipidaemia."