Blog posts by CEBM

Jeff Aronson: "I can't remember a time when I didn't want to become a doctor."

Dr Jeffrey Aronson is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist. What was your earliest ambition? I can’t remember a time

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The Weekend Effect: Fact or Fiction?

  Should we lay to rest the day of rest? Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, wishes to

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What do patients really want? Reflections post-Evidence Live.

At Evidence Live 2016, attendees heard from patients, policy makers and researchers about the current challenges to integrating the best

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Oil Pulling: Does it work? Anecdotally, yes; but the jury is still out in this review.

Open Sesame! You will be forgiven for never having heard of oil pulling. I only recently stumbled upon it, when

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Can Education Learn from Evidence-Based Medicine?

As a primary school teacher turned education researcher I was delighted to have been invited to attend Evidence Live (see

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Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Tom Jefferson – “The neuraminidase inhibitors evidence of harms – in context” This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article

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When medicine meets marketing: turmeric tea and other ‘wonder herbs’

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if a cup of tea could cure all that ails you? I mean really cure you,

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Big Pharma and Big Medicine: An Agenda for Collaboration

It is misleading to refer, as many do, to “the pharmaceutical industry”, since there is no such thing as a

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Pearls of wisdom for future leaders

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an annual research competition which brought together paediatric trainees from across Canada. It

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Are outcomes-based overviews the best kept secret in health research?

When I tell people about my research group’s systematic review of systematic reviews, also known as an ‘overview’, my colleagues

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How Much Does Too Much Medicine Matter?

  Medicine needs to fit and not just multiply We face the challenge of the century, knowledge about medicine and

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Realist Reviews and Realist Evaluation

In health care and many other fields of research, interventions are often described as being complex and have outcomes that

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Access to trial data: done and dusted?

  Honorary Research Fellow Tom Jefferson talks Tamiflu, trials and transparency in his latest blog for CEBM.   In 2009

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Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowships

  The Oxford AHSN Fellowship programme which supports innovators working across the NHS is now in its second year. The

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How did NEJM respond when we tried to correct 20 misreported trials?

This blog was written by Ben Goldacre, Henry Drysdale, Ioan Milosevic, Aaron Dale, Philip Hartley, Eirion Slade, Anna Powell-Smith, Kamal

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