Instrumental Maladies (part 3: Trumpets)

Another (partial) look at the health dangers to which musicians selflessly submit themselves – for our entertainment, edification and amusement … Part 3 : Trumpets • Cheilitis due to nickel contact allergy in a trumpet player. • Bilateral laryngoceles in a young trumpet player: case report. • Transient ischemic attacks caused by trumpet playing. • […]

Bacteria and you (a healthy rant)

Mike the Mad Biologist writes, in his blog: During the last week, I’ve come across a couple sensationalist article about E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus being found on common surfaces. Here’s one article about shopping carts and E. coli… And here’s an article about Staphylococcus aureus (those S. aureus resistant to methicillin–and often other antibiotics–are […]