People make decisions based on their perception of risk rather than the actual risk resulting in focusing time, effort, and angst on events that may have a limited chance of occurrence. Meanwhile, events that may be far more likely to cause harm are deemphasized, or ignored completely resulting in a greater exposure to actual harm. … More Decisions based on Perceived Risk can be hazardous to your health.
The pharmaceutical industry, a.k.a. Big Pharma, must have loved it every time the voice in Field of Dreams whispered “if you build it, he will come” because that is exactly what has happened with the skyrocketing sales of testosterone. Except Big Pharma hasn’t been whispering, they’ve been shouting. According to Consumers Reports ad spending on … More Low T? “If you build it, he will come.”
All too frequently, my original ideas turn out to be no so original. So it is with the comparison of peak oil and antibiotic resistance which has been previously made in a posting in the “Health Ecologist” blog. Nevertheless, I’ll restate the comparison because the essence of both situations is the same, namely that there … More Have We Reached Peak Antibiotics? Emerging antibiotic resistant “super bugs” are an immediate, global health concern.