Daily Rounds: The Problem With Engineered Salmon; Where Have The Curious Doctors Gone? Tylenol's Toll On Asthma; Flashbacks Of A Crash

AquaBounty, Waltham company that has produced engineered salmon, faces opposition and financial problems - The Boston Globe "AquaBounty Technologies, a Waltham company that has created a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, is treading water while it waits for the Food and Drug Administration to decide whether it can sell its fast-growing fish to the public. The already lengthy federal approval process has grown longer and more complicated in the face of strong opposition to the AquAdvantage salmon, the nation’s first genetically engineered food fish, by environmental groups, consumer advocates, and some lawmakers." (

Have doctors lost their curious edge? In Practice - (Los Angeles Times) His comment has been nagging at me ever since. It forced me to think about the last time I had been curious about something or someone in my day-to-day practice of pediatric medicine. I was disappointed to realize that I couldn't remember.

Does Tylenol Worsen Asthma For Kids? : Shots - Health Blog : NPR ( "Dr. John McBride sees lots of kids with asthma. He's a pediatric pulmonologist at Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio. He knew of studies that raised concern about the safety of acetaminophen — brand name Tylenol — to treat colds and fever in kids with asthma. So he decided to look more closely at the research. "I was stunned," he says. All the studies he looked at showed a link between asthma and acetaminophen. "The more acetaminophen somebody takes, the more likely it is that they have asthma," he says. "Also, there's an incredible consistency. Everybody around the world who's looked for this association has been able to find it."

Flashbacks and Traumatic Stress - ( "Although it was terrible, I am oddly grateful for the experience because it offered me an insight into the strange realities of emotional trauma. Although I recall those nighttime flashbacks, I still am unable to remember the smash-up itself. My inability to recall the collision, my frozen indifference to what had happened to me, and my nightmares are classic symptoms of trauma. My suffering was too short-lived to have qualified me for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. I fit the criteria, however, for acute stress disorder, which must last at least two days but no longer than a month."

This program aired on February 20, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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