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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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EBHC Bulletin Trinity Term 2015

Professional Development at Oxford University EBHC Bulletin for Evidence-Based Health Care Programme Alumni and Students A world class programme that

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The evidence, the expert opinions and the reaction: a teaching example

The recent story around exercise and physical activity prompted me to write a blog “Abandon exercise? Only if you believe

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Abandon exercise? Only if you believe unevidenced opinion

This morning the BBC (and other media outlets) ran a headline dissociating any link between rising obesity levels and a

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A VOICE for medical specialties - a paradigm to be heard

All clinical specialties need to grow and develop. I suggest a paradigm to help focus on important ways of doing

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Governance and Transparency at Oxford

  Health and medical science is complex—but oversight is necessary and often lacking. In the modern world health care is

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Overdiagnosis - the growing threat to health

On September 15-17th 2014, academics, doctors, patients and policy makers gathered at the University of Oxford to discuss an ever-growing

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All I wanted to do was to improve my spelling.

My arrival at the University of Oxford has been very unexpected: all I wanted to do was to improve my

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Developing a Research Structure for Complex Interventions in Health Care

The Medical Research Council’s framework has assisted me in the development of a yoga intervention to improve the health-related quality

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Why do we need new formulations of old drugs for new indications?

In 2014, according to a recent press release, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended 82 medicines for human use. Of

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Did you know?

EBHC Short courses can count towards an MSc Each year the Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care welcomes over 90

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An over-enthusiastic science teacher

It would be fair to say that I’m an over-enthusiastic science teacher. I seem to have a complete inability to

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Transparency and opaqueness in oseltamivir studies

The paper by Dobson et al shows just how far certain parts of the pharmaceutical industry and its key opinion

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Everyone should read “Being Mortal”

Are you in health care? Then you should read “Being Mortal”. Do you take care of people with terminal illnesses?

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The History of CEBM

In 1994 Sir Muir Gray, who was then director of NHS Research and Development for Anglia and Oxford Regional Health

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The Good, The Bad & The Unsure

Happy 2015! I hope Christmas 2014 was a good one. It was my daughters 2nd Christmas and I loved watching

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