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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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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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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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How relevant is our research base to teaching EAL learners in the UK?

Originally posted on the EAL Journal blog, the journal of the National Association for Languages in the Curriculum. There has

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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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CEBM Response: "Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality?"

This new study by Ekelund and colleagues reports that the increased risk of early death associated with too much sitting

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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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Diet Wars - Is There Any Hope?

“Butter is back.” “Butter is not back.” “The dietary guidelines are killing us.” “The dietary guidelines are good for us.” Confused?

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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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