Infographics are quick, fun ways to introduce a topic or interest people in new subjects. ‘How Disease Spreads’ is an interesting infographic about the prevalence of different diseases across the world and throughout time, but it gets a little lost upon the way.
We are launching a new, year long campaign to promote students globally to ask What’s the Evidence?
Mental health is one of the biggest causes of disability in the developed world, but lacks parity of esteem or of funding with physical health. Alice Buchan looks at the use of Cochrane evidence in a Department of Health medical report on the subject.
Rich Thorley takes a closer look at the reporting of statistics in a recent story about the health benefits of coffee.
Robert Kemp reports on how a Cochrane review group has, with some success, been working to speed up an important stage of the review production process by introducing crowdsourcing methods to the arduous task of citation screening.
Sofía Jaramillo shares some thoughts on the use of crowdsourcing in sicentific research.
Iván Murrieta Álvarez takes an in depth look at determining the probability that a patient has a certain illness, using only a pen and paper.
Does industry sponsorship of research inevitably lead to bias? And does this bias extend to government advice and policy?
What do you do when you have a task that is so big that you couldn’t possibly do it all on your own? Well, if you are like most people you will probably call up a few buddies and get them to help you out. That is pretty much what crowdsourcing is. The formal definition, […]
Thankfully, this “less is more” idea seems to be a movement gaining serious momentum in the medical world to “wind back the harms of too much medicine”.
Interested in helping crowdsource RCTs and CCTs for possible inclusion in systematic reviews? The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group needs your help.
In his new book, Dr. Goldacre continues his crusade of exposing quacks and pseudoscience, with an emphasis on how journalists totally mislead the public about what a scientific paper really says. He also chronicles his AllTrials quest by railing against the lack of transparency in clinical trials and publication bias.
Diagnostic tests can be big business. Angel Wong reports on one case study highlighting how deceptive such tests can be.
Danny Minkow looks into how the COMET initative is working to developing and apply an agreed-upon set of outcomes measures in medical research. Why is it needed?