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Richard’s Reviews: RSV, unnecessary interventions, weight loss and deadly drugs.

Norah goes over a couple of interesting studies that were mentioned in one of Richard Lehman’s review of journals for the BMJ. These studies include a new drug for RSV, some unnecessary and other harmful interventions, and the benefits of public transport.

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Richard’s Reviews: sham devices and placebos

Sham devices can have a larger effect than placebo, should they remain to be under-regulated? Yamama tells us more.

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EBOLA OUTBREAK: For Ebola vaccine development we may have bioterrorism threats to thank.

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.