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  • Wandering Eye: The politics of medical specialists (including Rand Paul), a new bio on Grace Hartigan, and more

    Wandering Eye: The politics of medical specialists (including Rand Paul), a new bio on Grace Hartigan, and more
    Shyam Biswal, a professor in the department of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is overseeing an online survey of electronic-cigarette users. The results, according the survey page, will be used to help the research team learn "about what types of electronic cigarettes people use and why they use them," and "will be kept anonymous." The questions ask about brands used and the nicotine concentrations of favorite juices, whether or not e-cig users also smoke cigarettes or whether they used e-cigs to quit smoking, vaping habits, any health changes since starting e-cig use, and some basic demographic information.(Disclosure: this writer quit smoking with e-cigs, and hasn't smoked a cigarette in 10 months after more than 30 years of heavy smoking.) It's refreshing to see Biswal's research heading in this direction, because he was the primary author of a recent study that found e-cig vapor produces about 1 percent of the harmful constituents found in cigarette smoke, yet, since the vapor increased the risk of lung infections in mice, concluded this was a bad thing, and thus prompted alarmist headlines. E-cig users who worry that politicized science is undermining the important task of weighing the real public-health issues surrounding this burgeoning technology should go ahead and take Biswal's survey, as the results may end up exploding his apparent bias against e-cigs. (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: How millennials access media, the battle over scrapping in Detroit, and more

    Wandering Eye: How millennials access media, the battle over scrapping in Detroit, and more
    The Media Insight Project, a joint research effort by the American Press Institute and the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, has put out a new report about how millennials access news, and it has both good and bad news for journalism's...

    Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?

    Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?
    At 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 10, the voice of John Hoey comes over the public’s airwaves on 88.1 FM, WYPR. The short segment—a monthly show Hoey says he does for free at the behest of station manager and president Anthony “Tony” Brandon&...

    Savage Love: Labia of Love

    Savage Love: Labia of Love
    I have been insecure about the way my vagina looks for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I would fantasize about the day I would grow pubic hair long enough to cover its unsightliness. That day never came, and I was left with an enormous...

    Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater

    Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater
    A slight scent of detergent is in the air as Alice Volpitta, Water Quality Manager for the clean-water advocacy group Blue Water Baltimore (BWB), takes a few careful steps down the top of a poured-concrete slope on the banks of the Jones Falls, just above...