The Statin Insanity

The Statin Insanity

Medical Tests: The Illusion of Reassurance

The latest blogpost from the SMART-EM and NNT wellspring:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-newman-md/medical-tests_b_4233076.html

The Guideline, The Science, and The Gap

The recent release of the American College of Emergency Physicians guideline recommending the use of tPA for ischemic stroke is remarkable. While it is unsurprising that a professional guideline flouts science, the publication is striking for its casual tone and its methodologically inexplicable review of evidence. Scientific thinking is absent. Below, therefore, is a brief description of the relevant data, through the lens of science.

Heart Diets, Hard Numbers, and Truth That Lasts

Heart Diets, Hard Numbers, and Truth That Lasts

 

It’s not every day that a heart diet controversy is truly settled. But earlier this month a report in the British Medical Journal solved the cold case of a nearly 50-year old heart study with a hidden, and crucial, finding. Better still, a landmark study published this week sharpens the point.

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