Bad Medical Science

Oh god this video was good:
Briefly, it talks about current issues in Medical Science: things that we’re currently doing wrong. He doesn’t give too many solutions…
He does, however, mention the cochrane collaboration, which is a group that attempts to get all of the negative results that drug companies refuse to publish. This sounds amazing…

I thought I had written on this before, but it turns out I just wrote about the history of the scientific method. Dang…

The TEDtalks description of the video:
“Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.”


About dontdontoperate

28 year old originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. H.B.Sc. from UofT with a major in chemistry and a double minor in philosophy and math. M.Sc. from UofT in physiology and neuroscience. Finished my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at McMaster in the fall of 2013.
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