Dr Joe Today

June 22nd, 20170277 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, 20170322 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, 20170383 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, 20170485 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, 20161724 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...

October 3rd, 20160737 Conflicting views have again emerged about statin medications in two leading British Medical Journals. Statins are used to lower cholesterol and have been the best...

September 26th, 20160794 Much work has been done over the last few years on the dangers of sitting. Whilst claims that sitting is the new smoking are way over blown, it is true that in modern...

August 8th, 20160741 Another week, with another useless study, which gets lots of media airplay. This time though it might not fade away because the findings have been used a basis to change...
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