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In a primary health care setting, Xpert diagnosed five times more positive cases than smear microscopy in children under 15 years Xpert MTB/RIF rapid molecular diagnostic test is certainly superior to smear microscopy Unlike adults, children under
You can do studies on the Tooth Fairy; for instance, comparing how much money she leaves to kids in different socioeconomic groups...You can do studies on the therapeutic effects of smoothing out wrinkles in the imaginary human energy field with
The UK House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee are currently looking at the problem of clinical trial results being withheld from doctors and patients (partly, the committee says , in response to Bad Pharma , which is heartening). A
Apr 11 2013 If there's a characteristic that's common among proponents of alternative medicine, it's tenacity. The willingness to stick with an idea, no matter the evidence, must give one a certain clarity...How one deals with contradictory evidence
A recent study has shown that having a BMI classed as overweight is associated with a lower risk of mortality than one classed as ideal...How should we interpret results that suggest being overweight is better for our health than being normal weight?
85 percent of the industry-funded studies were positive, but only 50 percent of the government-funded trials were...In 2007, researchers looked at every published trial that set out to explore the benefit of a statin.
The past 4-5 years have seen a flurry of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Systematic Reviews come into the international development space...It certainly was odd that there were so few of each prior to 2008. However, pursued in an unthinking
Oct 12 2012 I'll begin with the possibly shocking admission that I'm a strong supporter of the collection of ideas and techniques known as evidence-based medicine (EBM)...This may seem a bit heretical in this context, since EBM takes a lot of heat
Oct 11 2012 Your health insurance plan probably covers anti-inflammatory drugs...Lest you think the debate is limited to the United States (which is an outlier when it comes to health spending), even countries with publicly-run healthcare systems are
Oct 05 2012 David Gorski recently pointed out that Science Based Medicine is going on five years...That there would be so much to write about day after day comes as a surprise to me. Somehow I vaguely thought that controversies' would be resolved...