Tagged: Medicine

Big data is crucial for health informatics and research. (Photo: Dr Heather Leslie)

Share.data

Programmes which facilitate the sharing of anonymised patient data from GP practices as well as hospitals are very important sources for medical research. Communicating this with patients to allow informed decision making is vital....

A clinical trial of an oral medication by Biotrial left one man dead and four others with severe neurological symptoms. (Photo: Getty Images)

Why Missing Data Kills

The recent clinical trial in France which left one dead and five critically ill raises a question: what can be done to increase safety and transparency? WARNING: Contains images which some may find distressing....

Don’t Let Homeopathy Poison the NHS

Homeopathic “remedies” shouldn’t be offered on the NHS for the same reason “intelligent design” shouldn’t be taught in schools. In 2016, ministers will consider whether or not to blacklist homeopathic treatments. Such treatments are...

Medicine, not madness!

What does our stance on medicine and money say about us? When did the government let money be the barrier to treatment? YouthVoice By Rohan Devani ___________________ Rohan Devani comments on his view of...

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