Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another interesting CTV story

Someone in TiMS pointed out another interesting recent story by CTV.  This story makes two important points:
  1. the initial (negative) reaction of much of the medical community and MS Societies worldwide may be an example of the "Semmelweis Reflex", named after a Hungarian doctor in the mid-1800s who was ridiculed by the medical community for advocating hand-washing by medical staff to reduce the possibility of a very dangerous form of infection that killed many women after childbirth.
  2. there is additional evidence from research in Canada and Britain that iron oxide in the brain leads to the damage of nerves.
 The story can be found at: Maybe I should change my preferred news source from CBC to CTV.  :-)

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