Dr Joe Today

September 11th, 2017015192 There was a time when we believed the earth was the centre of the universe. To be honest, it was not unreasonable for people in the dark ages to accept this. The...

August 28th, 20170190 Some numbers are so big that one can struggle to comprehend them. Fierce Pharma reported that in the decade from 2007, drugs losing their patents had total sales of...

July 10th, 20170381 Research has shown that those who do not drink alcohol at all die younger than those who do. Like many of these studies we will never hear more about it. Yet it...

June 22nd, 20170410 A recent paper in the Medical Journal of Australia (here) provides a nice overview of the biases that lead doctors to overtreat and overinvestigate, but also offers...

June 19th, 20170444 We all like good news. It is human nature. But not all news is good. This fact does not mean we can simply ignore it, tempting as that may be. In fact, it is often the...

April 3rd, 20170439 It is an interesting contrast that bad news sells in the media but not in medical research. Doom and gloom is more likely to sell papers or get clicks in the media. Yet...

February 27th, 20170548 There is an old adage that the more things change the more they stay the same. This had new meaning to me whilst listening to music when a 2015 hit was played. It...

October 24th, 20161800 There was an interesting review published in The Lancet about the placebo rate in use of antidepressants. The review found that that the placebo response rate had...
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