Blog | Monday, November 10, 2008

Medical news of the obvious


Reader Tanna Lim, M.D. from Atlanta found an item for us. Last week we reported that teens who see less violence on TV are less violent. Now we find that if they are more interested in watching sexual content, they're more likely to be involved with a pregnancy.

Media coverage affects how people perceive the threat of infectious disease. As opposed to people just going out and conducting their own field research about all the infectious disease in the world.

Turns out, if you ask patients whether they're ok with their prescriptions being switched to other drugs without their or their doctor's knowledge, they say no. An obvious study, but not one without a purpose: sponsor Pfizer was trying to make a case against substitution of generic statins.