In this response to the Bravewell Collaboration's listing of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and reimbursement reform as key factors in any healthcare transformation, David Cundiff, MD points out that "randomized controlled clinical trials and other...
Homeopathy helps to relieve chronic conditions, a new study has found. Researchers tracked around 6500 patients with chronic health problems for six years, and discovered that homeopathic remedies helped in 70 per cent of cases.
IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ARNICA? Is it really a complete waste
This is a story about forms; yes, those objects of hate that you have to fill in all the time. But, more significantly, it’s also a story about diet, the foods we eat and your long-term health. Most of
MMR: Safety last
I was refiling WDDTY vol 15 no 8, when it fell open to page 8, where two headlines are ‘Polycystic problems’ and ‘Chronic cold sores’.
In a list of the most shameful aspects of modern medicine, psychiatry must come at the top of the heap. This is the discipline that has given us - in the name of ‘first-do-no-harm’ hippocratic medicine - electric shock treatment, the lobotomy...
Medicine is more often a belief system than a science, and doctors invariably cling to practices they know and love, irrespective of the data. Take, for instance, the pulmonary-artery catheter, which doctors cling to as a baby would to his dummy.
THE DRUG WORKS: But please don't ask for any proof
If ever there was a month that demonstrated how little medicine knows what it's doing, it has to be this one. In the same month, we find out that estrogen doesn't protect against heart disease, a ...