According to the BMJ's Clinical Evidence, the proportion of medical interventions that are evidence-based has fallen from 13% to 11% while those of 'Unknown Benefit' have increased from 4
A brief and provocative chat about medicine, homepathy, science and scientism.
The Pie Man has been alerted to an article in the American Journal of Medicine by the erstwhile Edzard Ernst and Michael Baum, stomach his co-signee of the notorious letter (inappropriately written on NHS note paper) to Patient Care Trusts (PCTs) all over the UK. In the letter – as you can see – they [...]
Brilliant Speech by Prince Charles: Future King shows the limitations of mechanistic and reductionist thinking.
In what was surely the speech of his life, Facing the Future, (The Richard Dimbleby Memorial Lecture broadcast on BBC last night - you can still hear it here, Prince Charles made an impassioned appeal for a new way of viewing the present world crisis with special regard to the environment. Rather than condescendingly lecturing [...]
The Reith Lectures on Radio 4 are one of the last vestiges of a pre-dumbed down society. This years lectures by Professor Michael Sandel on a 'New Citizenship' started wondrously last Tuesday with Sandel making the important point that we inadvertently allowed a market economy to turn us into a market society. You read a [...]
DEBATE AT GUY’S HOSPITAL Tues 29/4/09 Motion: ‘This house believes that complementary and alternative therapies do more harm than good.’ Before the debate After the debate FOR: 27 36 AGAINST: 116 109 ABSTENTIONS: 18 11 The debate was […]