Tag Archives: Medicine

Just in case you’re not there yet, homeopathy doesn’t work

As I’ve discussed a few times, I’ve been dealing with shoulder pain for the last few months.  As I’ve been fighting through this, one of the things I’ve been reminded of is how many purported breakthrough or unconventional cures are offered out there, … Continue reading

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Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

An interesting TED talk by Atul Gawande discussing some of the problems with the modern medical profession. I came across this video when reading a recent piece by Dr. Gawande on the medical field’s struggles to clearly explain a terminal … Continue reading

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Why you are still alive, the immune system explained

A cool video explaining the human immune system, or perhaps more accurately, giving a broad simplified explanation while also giving us a glimpse of just how complicated it is.  

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World Health Organization: No, Seriously, Stop Abusing Antibiotics – James Hamblin – The Atlantic

In the sobering news department: “The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility … Continue reading

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Politics and money equal bad science

Jerry Coyne blogged yesterday about the trend in articles pointing out the flaws in science, noting that most of the observed problems are in medical studies, most notably in drug studies, and that generalizing these problems to all of science … Continue reading

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