October 29 is World Stroke Day.
Stroke is a disease that attacks 15 million people worldwide every year and claims a life every
six seconds – can be beaten. Currently, stroke accounts for 5.7 million deaths each year.
The World Stroke Campaign provides education and support for stroke survivors and their family
members as well as doctors involved in stroke treatment, stroke management and stroke rehabilitation.
LifeScience Moment: The Prescription Drug Amendment was signed into law."
On October 26, 1951, the Durham-Humphrey Amendment, also known as the Prescription Drug Amendment,
was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The act defined two specific categories for medications:
legend (prescription) and over-the-counter (OTC).
The amendment was co-sponsored by former vice president and Minnesota senator Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (D),
a pharmacist in South Dakota before entering politics, and Carl Durham (D), a pharmacist who represented
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
West Nile Virus (Photo Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith)
"Sit down before a fact like a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
Thomas H. Huxley, English biologist