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The blog features a dark blue background (although slightly difficult to tell for sure if there is a hint of blue in there), with the post located on a circumscribed white panel with slight cyan borders. Articles feature black font, are date and comment enabled as well as tagged with appropriate categories. The posts are generously illustrated with colourful photographs featuring lots of pleasant wildlife shots. The blog can be navigated using a chronological archive located on the right panel which also presents a linked twitter feed although I couldn’t locate a tag archive. This panel also features a disclaimer, about section and a blogroll.
The posts are well written and broadly speaking are divided into reviews of clinical studies with a particular focus on psychiatry and neurology and posts which link to valuable internet resources including TED talks or RSS feeds for example. Here are a few of the posts I thought were very interesting
- In the introductory post, Yates includes a link to a Google Reader feed for a number of high profile clinical news sources and journals and follows this up with a discussion of the Alltop neuroscience page. Here are a number of other posts I thought interesting
- Review of a study investigating the relationship between testosterone and depression
- An explanation of the Mediterranean Diet – particularly useful because of the important associations of this diet
- Review of a study investigating aging, physical activity and cardiovascular health
- A look at some iPhone Brain apps
- A look at medical iPhone applications
- A discussion of and link to a TED talk in which a primatologist explains the unique features of humans
- A discussion of and link to a TED talk on motivation in the workplace
- A discussion of a study investigating the relationship between depression treatment and diabetic control
- Review of a study examining Mirtazapine augmentation
- Review of a study looking at Quetiapine use in delirium in ICU
- A look at a paper on driving in dementia
- A guest article looking at the relationship between sleep and depression
This is a well written blog which focuses on clinical neuroscience and in particular on psychiatric and neurological subject areas. This is particularly useful for those wanting a more in-depth review of clinical papers in these areas.
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