Thursday, January 22, 2004

news from epidemiology

Now that the semester is underway, I don't have time to read the news on the web, but instead have only been scanning headlines. Today's NYT headline for which I most wish I had time to read the article: "Panel Says Zoloft and Cousins Don't Increase Suicide Risk." I can see why people might be worried about this for Zoloft. But, cousins? I remember that Patty Duke went kinda crazy from having to portray identical cousins on her show, but that was (1) just pretend [the identical-cousins part, not the kinda-crazy part] and (2) she did not commit suicide. I don't know if Patty Duke is still suffering from her child-star past, or, if she is no longer suffering, if this was in whole or in part because of Zoloft.

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