Current Posts – 8 Jan 2020

There’s plenty to be gloomy about, so here’s an antidote. Events from last year that might just make medicine less focused on drugs and more on patients. They include a way to get research done on promising non-drug treatments that won’t make a fortune, doctors who are challenging drug regulators to do their job properly and a discovery about the placebo that changes everything. [Read the post..]

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Are you convinced by the evidence that cholesterol-lowering statins cut the risk of heart disease? If you’re not, it begs the questions: is the problem the drug or the target? Could cholesterol, in fact, be innocent? That’s the startling conclusion by GP Dr Malcolm Kendrick after years of medical sleuthing and diving deep into biochemistry. This is the first nutshell version for the regular reader of what he’s found. [Read the post…]

On the streets millions are marching, calling for action on the climate change that is damaging the planet’s ecology, Meanwhile millions with chronic and debilitating diseases languish in their homes and in hospitals; their internal ecology wrecked by the wrong sort of medicine and lifestyles that make them sick. Healing both the macro and the micro ecologies is the only chance we’ve got. A new medical model is coming to the rescue. [Read the post…]

Wouldn’t it be great if medicine was like other scientifically based technologies – predictable and mostly effective? Emergency medicine – heart attacks or car crash injuries -is getting impressively close. But preventing or treating chronic conditions – heart disease, arthritis, cancer -is a long way from aeronautical engineering.  And yet treatment of such disorders make the strongest claims to be evidence-based. A new breed of Citizen Scientists is highlighting errors and calling for change. [Read the post…]



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