The Importance of Age-Specific Medication for Newborns

by JJ Bhongsatiern When the father of a baby girl told me of the recent death of his daughter, he spoke of his great pain and confusion. His recently born (newborn) daughter had been prescribed a codeine-containing cough medicine of the same type that previously had been helpful to the father when he had a cough.…

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Coding Tips for Scientists

by John Zhang For many scientists who code, whether it be for data crunching or prototyping, reliability, efficiency and readability are often not always a priority. After all, the goal is to produce results for publication. It’s tempting to cut corners on code quality when a paper deadline loom but increasingly, this is changing. There…