Tag Archives: medicine

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession – The New York Times

Britni Hebert was chief resident, on track for a career in the highly demanding field of oncology, when she found out she was having twins. “Everything kind of just tilted on its head,” she said. She couldn’t imagine 80-hour workweeks with two newborns at home, while her husband was doing an equally intensive radiology fellowship.… Read More »

Medicine needs to embrace open source – ZDNet

In 2015, Pfizer researchers discovered its rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel, seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 64%. The company buried the results and didn’t follow up. Why? Because the statistical results, which lead to the conclusion that Enbrel might help with Alzheimer’s, didn’t meet “rigorous scientific standards.” Why not publish the results for others to… Read More »