We've become accustomed the notion that media violence is bad for children, and that exposure to it can lead to all kinds of problems, including violent behavior. Those us who remember Columbine in 1999 will certainly recall reports that the killers played the videogame Doom and listened to Marilynn Manson before they went on their tragic rampage. Less dramatic anecdotes pop up regularly. But there's a new, detailed analysis of media ...

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Where is the line between true and false advertising? And should we be more careful when the claims an ad makes has potential health consequences for children and communities? Let's ask newspapers that question about big adverts they've printed from Generation Rescue, an autism advocacy group, the one headed up by Jenny McCarthy, who regularly appears on National TV claiming vaccines cause autism. The ads, which you can see on the Generation ...

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Here's your chance to ask me questions about the past week's events, such as the swine flu outbreak, my USA Today op-ed on cancer screening, the Craigslist Killer, or anything else that crosses your mind.

Just click the window below on Sunday, April 26th at 10:30pm Eastern. I'm looking forward to answering your questions.

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The water engulfing JAMA's editor-in-chief Catherine DeAngelis is getting hotter.

A recap is here, but the Jonathan Leo flap, and subsequent response, is not going away as JAMA hoped it would.

The WSJ reports that AMA, which normally does not interfere in the editorial decisions of the journal, has asked its Journal Oversight Committee to look into the matter.

Over at Respectful Insulance, academic surgeon-blogger ...

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It seems that residents and medical students are having trouble intubating patients these days.

Apparently, one of the biggest mistakes is positioning the head incorrectly, and the problem is traced back to the television drama ER. When surveyed, most young doctors and medical students cited television as the main source of tips on how to intubate correctly, specifically, ER.

But when researchers ...

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