evidence based medicine

Citizen researchers: fighting for truth about treatments

8 by / on 12 Sep 2019, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Rufus Greenbaum, a […]

Artificial intelligence, grassroots rebels and the pharmaceutical cuckoo

6 by / on 25 Jul 2019, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Theoretically, Artificial Intelligence […]

The claim that the cure for the crippling fatigue of ME/CFS was to change your mind always seemed bizarre. Now it really is on the way out…

14 by / on 22 Apr 2019, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne In September 2016 […]

Statin Deniers and Anti-Vaxxers. How political rhetoric is infecting medicine

15 by / on 9 Apr 2019, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Last month I […]

QOF Fiasco 2: ’Immoral’ refusal to learn from mistakes

7 by / on 28 May 2018, / in evidence based medicine

By Jerome Burne Last week I […]

The great QOF fiasco. The untold story of the biggest public health experiment ever and how its failure was ignored.

12 by / on 14 May 2018, / in evidence based medicine, lifestyle medicine

By Jerome Burne The results of […]

Medicine’s democratic deficit. Time for middle-aged, white, privileged males to move over

37 by / on 7 Aug 2017, / in evidence based medicine

It’s hardly news that things have not been going well for various professional elites lately. Economists so busy promoting the neo-liberal agenda they failed to notice the on-coming depression; politicians resolutely deaf to constituents’ complaints that generosity to those at the top had destroyed jobs and cut wages at the bottom.

Diet war veterans last stand. Recent saturated fat attack a blast from the past

14 by / on 23 Jun 2017, / in evidence based medicine, low fat diet

Last week a ‘Presidential Advisory Statement’ about saturated fat from the American Heart Association (AHA) produced a ‘you cannot be serious’ reaction from anyone who has looked at the evidence for the theory that saturated fat raises the risk of heart disease.

Evidence based medicine: failing to find the truth about diets

16 by / on 27 Jan 2017, / in evidence based medicine

A fine example of post truth and alternative facts appeared in the Guardian on Monday. Defining any diet that made a medical claim as a fad, the article consigned them all to the bin.

Treating serious vitamin B12 deficiency: a case of risk-benefit balancing gone mad

25 by / on 17 Oct 2016, / in evidence based medicine

Have you heard about the NHS trust that recently introduced an incredibly brutal, and possibly illegal, form of drug rationing to save money? Patients suffering post -operative pain will get half the dose normally required to keep them comfortable, kidney dialysis will be done twice a week rather than three and all diabetics will get the same amount of daily insulin regardless of their blood sugar levels.

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