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Vol. 109 September 1, 2014 Today's Buzzword is "HARM REDUCTION"

Harm reduction is a policy of encouraging and supporting an individual
to take incremental actions to reduce the potential harm of high-risk behaviors
which a person can’t or won’t stop. 621 more words

Current Events

“I don’t like Cricket, oh no, I…” used it to inspire this blog!

When it comes to television and radio, in my house there’s one rule – if it’s sports related then it can stay on. If not, then strict(ish) time limits are enforced. 2,158 more words

Evidence-based Medicine

Seeing is believing. Or is it?

We are all scientists. Every day we conduct our own experiments, even if we don’t realise it. I recently conducted one whilst walking through Oxford on my way to catch the train home. 816 more words

Evidence-based Medicine

Surrogate outcomes: That's not why we play the game

Sports fans are familiar with the adage, “that’s why they play the game.” Statistically any one team may seem to be better on paper, but upsets are possible and do happen with some regularity.  410 more words

Do doctors treat pensioners with snake oil?

A cheering and optimistic story about dementia at HealthInsightUK.org.When Obhi Chatterjee’s dad was diagnosed, Obhi set about researching the most plausible supplements and diets to help him. 663 more words

Lack Of Evidence

Experts denounce clinical trials of unscientific, 'alternative' medicines

CNO Editors Note: With all do respect to the dubious experts, let scientific method determine what is medicine and what is not?

” Over the last two decades, such complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been embraced in medical academia despite budget constraints and the fact that they rest on dubious science, they say.” 663 more words

Medical Ethics

Why We Get Fat: An Alternative Hypothesis – by Gary Taubes

All Calories are NOT dealt with equally within our body. While we can’t violate the laws of thermodynamics, there are a lot of factors that go into play that can bring weight loss to a halt. 43 more words