Archive for April, 2011

Brave New Reuters? Apparently not (26/04/11)

Regular readers know that I have little time for the uber-correctness that tries to wipe sex out of our daily loves and lives. But I am more outraged than usual at the price paid by journalist David Fox, one of the best conflict correspondents in the business, for an off-colour remark made in what he […]

The PReP roller-coaster: no good for women? (22/04/11)

Just as we were getting all excited about giving people antiretorvirals to protect them against HIV infection, a large trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PReP) in women is being shut down because the pills are unlikely to prevent HIV. It’s a huge disappointment to those who were hoping that the pill-a-day-to-avoid-a-pill-a-day solution might drag us out […]

Rap against rape: protecting the NHS (15/04/11)

Health finance, food policy and the meltdown of the NHS. Why rant about these in the pages of the BMJ when you can do it so convncingly in rap? Thanks to SH for engaging.

Of memories and domination (11/04/11)

For reasons largely nerdy, I was wandering the London Book Fair today. It put me in mind of books I’ve read recently, and those I can’t help but revisit. Caught in the spider’s web of my memory is Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein, a book in small part about memory and in large part about […]