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Am I sick or just O.L.D?

Ageing should not be viewed synonymously with disease Elizabeth Thomas When I last visited my 89-year old grandmother, she showed

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Identifying waste: diagnostic tests

Jack O’Sullivan Healthcare systems around the world are desperately searching for ways to reduce costs. High on the agenda of

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EBHC Tutor Profile Sarah Stevens

What was your earliest ambition? When I was about ten years old I wanted to be a writer/ journalist because

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Better late than never:

“Looking back, one thing that would have been especially useful is a list of key biases in health research, with real-world examples,

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The Value Transformation

The Value Transformation Tremendous progress has been made over the last forty years due to the second healthcare revolution; the

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What makes a systematic review “complex”?

What makes a systematic review “complex”? Kamal R. Mahtani, Tom Jefferson, and Carl Heneghan reflect on the lack of definitions,

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“Will it make a difference?” How this one question changed my practice and my career.

I’ve just published my first research paper entitled: ‘Higher participation in physical activity is associated with less use of inpatient

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CEBM Research

Our vision is to be a global source of high quality evidence, on which clinical decisions can be reliably based.

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Big data: Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity

Last week, a student asked me whether our new MSc module “Big Data Epidemiology” would be covering “machine learning” techniques

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Tips for a qualitative dissertation

Top 10 tips for starting a qualitative MSc dissertation This blog is part of a series for Evidence-Based Health Care

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Does a Pomegranate a day keep your blood pressure at bay?

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing shrub native to the Middle East but is cultivated widely. Once you’ve managed to

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Mind the Gap

  Many problems in healthcare are complex and difficult to solve. In fact, it is far easier to ignore complex

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring for the iPhone Generation?

Early CGM devices were expensive and had problems with accuracy and reliability, and patients often needed to provide finger-prick data

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From animals to humans - can we extrapolate data on harms?

Thirty-seven medicines have been withdrawn from the market because of harmful effects observed in animals. However, whether we should use

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