February 1, 2008: Brits, Salts, Clots, and Counterfeits
- Quote to Note: "This is one of the most promising breakthroughs in the management of high-risk pregnancies in more than thirty years." --Dr. John Thorp, about the study he co-authored on how magnesium sulfate -- a familiar ingredient of Epsom salts -- reduce the risk of cerebral palsy in premature births by 50%.
- Over the years, we have mentioned a number of reasons scientists resist being interviewed by the media. Dr. Whelan yesterday encountered another reason: the media wants you to say what they need to hear -- not what is the scientifically correct thing to say.
CNN invited Dr. Whelan to discuss the front-page New York Times story about a Chinese drug company that produced...