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October 1, 2014

Baby’s cries keep eyes on the prize

All new parents know the horrors of sleepless nights as your cherished pride and joy cries for food with a shriek so primal it would lift you out of your skin.

Biased brains prefer positive images of smoking

By Clodagh Mulvey.  Chronic smoking has been found to alter a smoker’s perception so that positive images of smoking are seen in a more favourable light than for those who don’t smoke regularly, a study has shown.

Santa brings out the big guns for 2013

By Pat Kelly. The US military website NORAD has been criticised for a video depicting Santa’s sleigh being escorted by two fighter jets bristling with weapons.

Poll: Only 7 per cent ‘do not practise defensive medicine’

By Pat Kelly. The latest IMT online poll has shown that only 7 per cent of healthcare professionals do not practise defensive medicine.  

Putting the brakes on women’s rights

  By Pat Kelly. Countering a movement to improve women’s driving rights in Saudi Arabia, a conservative cleric has claimed that women who drive cars can damage their ovaries and bear children with clinical complications.

Communion wafer burger gets owners in a pickle

  By Pat Kelly. A Chicago heavy-metal themed fast-food restaurant is the subject of outrage for selling a cheeseburger topped with communion wafers.

La triviata

By Pat Kelly. The 2013 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded last week, with the Medicine Prize going to a Japanese team who probed the effects of opera music on mice who had received heart transplants.

Gorillas in the midst

By Pat Kelly. In a classic case of the phenomenon of ‘inattentional blindness’, a cohort of radiologists failed to notice an image of a dancing gorilla on a CT scan which was 48 times larger than the nodules they were charged with finding.

White-coat tension

By Pat Kelly. A consultant microbiologist has criticised doctors for dressing informally, citing a “lack of personal hygiene and correspondingly lower standards of hygienic behaviour”.

The mind suffers…

By Pat Kelly. A study has found that people with attachment anxiety and stressful marriages could have compromised immune systems.

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