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TEDWeekends explores the truth about medical studiesTEDWeekends explores the truth about medical studies

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

At TEDMED 2012, Ben Goldacre shared a startling reality: that doctors are not able to read all the studies conducted on a pharmaceutical before prescribing it to their patients. This is because of a bias in medical research toward positive results – while one study confirming a drug’s effectiveness may be published, the results of […]

Culture

Unreasonable people unite: John Wilbanks at TEDGlobal 2012Unreasonable people unite: John Wilbanks at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

John Wilbanks arrives on stage with some bad news, some good news and a task. But first, he says, let’s be honest. We all get sick. We don’t always die, but quite reasonably we do try to find out what’s going on. In the late 1800s, Dr. Carlos Finlay had a hypothesis. He thought yellow fever was not […]