As calculating the mean is so popular it might lead to many intuitive misconceptions. Here are some precautions you can take when interpreting the mean.
From Richard’s Reviews, we highlight the importance of constantly rethinking how we manage patients with kidney stones (nephorlithiasis) and heart attacks (myocardial infarctions).
Sham devices can have a larger effect than placebo, should they remain to be under-regulated? Yamama tells us more.
With all the media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Stephen Strauss, for the CMAJ, provides commentary on development of vaccines and treatment for the Ebola virus. Read a summary of the article and link to his commentary here.
University can be tough. Ashline gives some useful tips for getting back into uni and coping to the end of the year!
New S4BE Contributor Amy came along to the S4BE Wikipedia Editathon. In this blog she discusses how Wikipedia can help share the latest health information and how she found editing Wiki for the first time…
Next time you visit your doctor you may find that they’re relying on Wikipedia. I went to India to find out why this isn’t as scary as you might think, and how much everyone’s favourite free encyclopaedia is revolutionising the world of medicine.
I did it. I’ve been inducted. Ascended to a higher plain of existence. Yes, that’s right: I am now a Wikipedia editor. And it actually wasn’t that hard.
Here are 10 of the multiple available health apps to improve your efficiency in clinical practice and research. Most of them are free, enjoy…
From Richard’s review this week, we look at whether bisphosphonates can prevent breast cancer, and whether bivalirudin is actually any better than good old-fashioned heparin in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Key message: Evidence Based Medicine is useful for informing healthcare professionals what works, what doesn’t, and helping to determine if the benefits outweigh the harms, but it’s far from perfect. There are valuable lessons learned about research that we can share across disciplines. What is the Evidence Based Medicine problem? In 2005, Dr. John Ioannidis, a […]
Missed the event? Don’t worry. Here you have another chance to go through the workshops and the edits.
From Richards’s Review this week, Pishoy highlights the resurrection of the BCG vaccine and the new gene on the block in the world of breast cancer.