We’re having and S4BE Google+ hangout on Sunday 7th of September 2014 at 10 am EST. All S4BE contributors are invited to come have a quick and fun chat with us about the future of S4BE!
Ready to get involved with editing Wikipedia? Read Ammar’s guide.
After 8 long years of University education I have to admit that I still do it. What’s worse; I’ve even been known to do it for my own area of research. So why do I still Wikipedia when I can access the literature? And why I am becoming a Wikipedia editor for for the S4BE Editathon?
Ever heard of the Placebo effect’s evil twin; the Nacebo Effect? A harmful reaction from a harmless treatment. Read Danny’s blog to know more.
An exciting week of blogs, resources and tutorials, culminating in a LIVE Wiki Editathon, online and at the UK Cochrane Centre on the 16th September!
The Cochrane Collaboration announced earlier this year a partnership initiative with WikiProject Medicine; a Wikipedia project, read more here.
August 8 is #DyingToKnowDay, an annual day of bringing to life conversation around death. Ammar tells us a bit more about it.
Do placebos really promote physiological change or is it just the patient’s perspective? How are placebos used in practice? And how ethical is it to use placebos in clinical trials?
Sense about science are encouraging people to #AskForEvidence for fad diets. #diet #spoofdiets
Terms such as significant, hypothesis testing, and p-value are usually found in research papers, here is a review explaining them.
In search of a book with simple, comprehensible definitions and examples of clinical evidence? Do you want to take the first step in understanding common terms in clinical evidence as well as commonly used methods and their pitfalls? This review will inform you if this is the book you’re looking for.
Alice went to the Cochrane UK and Ireland Annual Symposium in Manchester in April – here are her reflections on its theme: Cochrane Evidence: Useful, Usable, and Used.
Richard takes a look at Greenhalgh and colleagues, BMJ article “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?”.
For many women, at the end of their yearly check-up, the phrase “we’ll see you back here in one year,” can induce a lot of anxiety. Another pelvic exam awaits in 365 days. Though, the newest guidelines published by the American College of Physicians suggests that routine use of the pelvic examination, may be obsolete. Read Aaron’s overview of the new pelvic exam guidelines.