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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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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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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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Tutor Profiles

EBHC Tutor Profiles In this new interview series, we get to know tutors involved in teaching EBM the MSc in

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Insights for the Next Generation of Leaders

Evidence Live 2016 was a resounding success, bringing together global leaders in evidence-based medicine along with 300 delegates. An important

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Beware evidence “spin” : an important source of bias in the reporting of clinical research

Evidence Live 2016 begins this week, with 3 full days of discussion and learning around 5 main themes including  “Transforming

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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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Oseltamivir and mortality: Why do the conclusions of Muthuri et al (2014) differ from Heneghan et al (2016)

“There are a number of possible methodological reasons why the conclusions could be so different.” Muthuri et al published a

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CEBM response: "Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review" - a post publication peer review

Overview The paper by Ravnskov and colleagues reports findings from a “systematic review” to answer the question “Is low density

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Defining collaborative care as an alternative model to patient-centred care

  Some ideas seem so obviously right that they appear to deny the possibility of harmful or counterproductive consequences. But

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