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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
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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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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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Timeline of events since the publication of Cochrane Review on Neuraminidase Inhibitors

Compiled by Tom Jefferson, Peter Doshi, Mark Jones, Rokuro Hama and Carl Heneghan This time line charts significant events since

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When I Use an Evidence Based Word . . .

4. From phonemes to roots If words can be traced back to roots, as I discussed in Part 3, so

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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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Better Decisions Require Research that Matters: Part 4

Poor quality evidence, lack of affordability and uninformed patients suggest an awful lot of research doesn’t actually matter. However, for

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Better Decisions Require Better Informed Patients: Part 3

The first two articles in this series pointed out we need better and more affordable evidence. Yet, even if affordable

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