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Op-Ed: Failures of ‘Wartime’ Research

ZDoggMD and Marty Makary, MD, MedPage Today's editor-in-chief and professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University, go deep on the failures of our research infrastructure during the COVID-19 war. Below is a transcript of their discussion. Caution, it may contain errors: ZDoggMD: Hey everyone, Dr. Z. Welcome to "The ZDoggMD Show." Marty Makary, Dr. Marty…

Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast noticed by seismometers

The 10-kilometer-long, bright white coast of Germany's largest island, Rügen, is shaped by episodically occurring failures. These failures were typically assumed to happen due to strong rain storms. In a study carried out over more than two years, scientists of GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences were able to draw a new and surprisingly detailed…

California’s Data Failures Stymie Efforts to Curb the Virus

The failure of California’s infectious disease monitoring system for a stretch of at least 20 days in July and August triggered potentially deadly fallout that continues to reverberate across the state. The fallout has been most severe in heavily populated counties, which rely primarily on a statewide electronic information system to guide their pandemic response.…

COVID Data Failures Create Pressure for Public Health System Overhaul

After terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11, ambulances rushed scores of the injured to community hospitals, but only three of the patients were taken to specialized trauma wards. The reason: The hospitals and ambulances had no real-time information-sharing system. Nineteen years later, there is still no national data network that enables the…

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OJ Simpson Trivia And Driving Games Found Their Method Onto A 1000 Games For Windows CD From 2001

Photo: Pool (Getty Images)1000 Games for Windows is a shareware compilation disc once found in the bargain bins of the early 2000s. On the surface it appears to be a fairly standard disc filled with a variety of smaller games and programming experiments from around the world. There’s also an entire transcript of the infamous…

$977 Designer Shoe Looks Like A Mario Kart Item

This shoe by Walter Van Beirendonck (teaming up with Japan’s Fools-Inc) is a new take on his existing, $815 “Cloud” sneaker. It is surely designed not to be worn on your feet, but to be thrown from a moving vehicle.Via Hypebeast, it’s stupid as hell, but in the best possible way. Outlandish fashion design is…

The Week In Games: Lock S-Foils In Attack Position

Screenshot: EA / Lucasfilm / DisneyIt’s time to do some barrel rolls and other cool spaceship maneuvers while quoting Star Wars lines, because Star Wars Squadrons comes out later this week on PS4, Xbox One and PC.I’m very excited for Squadrons. It’s odd how, lately at least, Star Wars games have been mostly focused on…

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Reveals Threat Element Shift

Rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continue to rise in the United States, but unevenly so given how the incidence has become highest in the Hispanic population, which is reflected in increased rates in the southern and western states, Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, said in a virtual presentation at the…

Where Docs, Nurses Base On COVID Emergency Situation Usage Authorizations

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians and nurses in a Medscape poll indicated how likely they were to order or use treatments or vaccines approved for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One question in the poll, first posted on September 2,…

Global Stomach Cancer Deaths Decline as CRC Deaths Stagnate, Increase

A global analysis of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has shown mixed results for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. The data suggest fewer people are dying from stomach cancer, but in some countries, the risk of colorectal cancer death is increasing or declining much more slowly than other causes of premature death. As for other cancers,…