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Month: January 2012

Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

Booze doubles worm lifespan

Boozy worms benefit from a double lifespan, says a new UCLA study. During an experiment designed to test reactions to cholesterol,  worms were exposed to small amounts of ethanol, which was used to dissolve the cholesterol in the liquid around the worms. The scientists were surprised to find this doubled more »