Student doctors are demanding a clean-up of the infamous binge drinking culture that starts in medical schools and goes on to blight the careers of many medical professionals. Experts estimate that at least one in 15 doctors, around 13 000 across Britain alone, tend to abuse alcohol and drugs—an open secret often not discussed publicly—putting patients' lives at risk by treating and even operating on them, while still under the influence (http://news.scotsman.com).
Here's a subject guaranteed to cause controversy: the relation between intelligence, measured by IQ tests, and physical brain development in children and adolescents. A study that followed 307 typically developing subjects from childhood to adolescence (roughly between the ages of 6 and 19 years) now shows that “brainy” children are not cleverer by virtue of having more or less grey matter at any one age. Rather, intelligence is related to various aspects of the continuing process of cortical