This paper examines the question of whether and how the medical recognition and management of an overactive bladder can be made ridiculously simple: “Overactive Bladder Made Ridiculously Simple?” Matt T. Rosenberg, International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 60, no. 6 (2006): 631-633.
New research about things that get under frogs’s skin, and what can happen to those things: “Removing the rubbish: frogs eliminate foreign objects from the body cavity through the bladder,” Christopher R. Tracy, Keith A. Christian, Lorrae J. McArthur and C. M. Gienger, Biology Letters. published online 2010. (Thanks to investigator Barry Pinshow for bringing […]
Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Chris Chabris, who together with Dan Simons was awarded the 2004 Ig Nobel Prize in psychology (for their experiment in which people did not notice a gorilla) explores some recent books about how well the brain makes decisions. In particular Professor Chabris appreciates the work of the 2011 Ig Nobel medicine prize winners: Is the […]
Deutsche Welle interviews Mirjam Tuk about the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine, which she and her colleagues in Europe shared with an unrelated group in Australia and the US. Here’s the beginning of the interview (and click here for audio): Deutsche Welle: You are one of this year’s winners of the Ig Nobel prize […]
Deutsche Welle recorded an interview [click here to hear it] with Mirjam Tuk, co-winner of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in physiology. They write: Full interview with Mirjam Tuk Check out this interview with Dutch researcher Mirjam Tuk, who recently shared an Ig Nobel Prize with two colleagues for a study arguing that our efforts at self-control in […]
From the British Medical Journal, Aug 27, 1949, where Dr. B.B. Rapackl describes a case he encountered in Poland in 1936. “The patient was admitted to hospital with acute cystitis. Cystoscopy confirmed this diagnosis, and to my great surprise revealed a blue-tinted twisted Christmas candle floating on top of the liquid (‘rivanol’) which had been injected into […]
John Mattson reports in Scientific American [with emphasis added here by us]: Brahe died at age 54 after, as the story goes, he stayed at the table too long without relieving himself during a formal dinner, possibly bursting his bladder in the process. That last legend may soon be challenged, as Brahe is being disinterred […]