Heard a few interesting news bits I heard on the radio while stuck in traffic:
- It’s the time of year for plastic surgery. People like to book their surgeries around this time because they have time off from work to recover. Plastic surgery is becoming a major gift item but there’s still something of a taboo for a man to give the gift of plastic surgery to his wife or girlfriend. It can be considered insulting, apparently.
- At Tulane University in New Orleans, the school is laying off staff at the medical center but reaffirming its commitment to Division I sports
- The New England Journal of Medicine accuses Merck of omitting three heart attacks among Vioxx patients in a key 2000 study