Blog posts by CEBM

CEBM at Christmas

Christmas Lists & New Years Resolutions: Improving the development, dissemination and implementation of research evidence for better health.  Did you know

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When I use a word . . . Presidential rhetoric

The main current meaning of rhetoric is “the art of using language effectively so as to persuade or influence others”

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How to laugh in the face of propensity (part two)

In my previous blog I discussed the booming popularity of propensity score methods, and the claims made for them by enthusiasts. 

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Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine Programme

November  2016:  3  Day Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine Programme Presentations   Day One Introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine –

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Automated devices for measuring BP at high altitude: how accurate are the readings?

Have you ever wondered whether your blood pressure would be the same if measured at high altitude? In order to

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A Historical Perspective of the EBM Evolution in Gaza

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) emerged in the 1990s at McMaster University, Canada, and travelled to Oxford University in the United Kingdom

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#PODC2016 has raised the bar for research

This guest blog was written by Juan V. A. Franco from Centro Cochrane, who attended Preventing Overdiagnosis 2016 in Barcelona.

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Can Hippocrates prevent overdiagnosis?

  Hippocrates’ infamous oath echoed around Barcelona’s International Convention Centre throughout the fourth Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, held this past week.

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TEBM – not just about the EBM

Having participated in the Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine course in 2015, I was delighted to be asked back to deliver a

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Tips for Publishing on Overdiagnosis

Helen Macdonald, Clinical Editor for Education and Research at the BMJ, gave a breakfast session during the Preventing Overdiagnosis conference

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An Introduction to Systematic Reviews in the Humanitarian Sector

New one day course – An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector Building on his successful and popular

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Ethics and Evidence

  The importance of evidence to guide humanitarian action is increasingly recognised. Evidence Aid aims to promote an evidence-based approach

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Richard Stevens: "Why would you base medical decisions on anything but evidence?"

Professor Richard Stevens is Course Director for the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics.  What was your earliest ambition? When I

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Level-Headed Teaching

  I need a new phone. I quite liked my old phone, but recently it has become quite slow with all

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Are wind turbines dangerous to health?

“There is some evidence that exposure to wind turbine noise is associated with increased odds of annoyance and sleep problems.”

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