Free Online Course: Science of Exercise

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Understanding Cancer Metastasis

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Advanced Neurobiology I

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Bacteria and Chronic Infections

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Introduction to Breast Cancer

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Essentials of Global Health

21Aug
2017

Saying Goodbye to Lectures in Medical School: Paradigm Shift or Passing Fad?

17Aug
2017

3 reasons why you should be suspicious of study ‘subgroup’ results

15Aug
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 14 August 2017

15Aug
2017

8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 14 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 7 August 2017

7Aug
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 7 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 31 July 2017

1Aug
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 31 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

Hope may lead to unrealistic expectations

28Jul
2017

Sharing Knowledge for Health Care

25Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review – 24 July 2017

25Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 24 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide?

25Jul
2017

Conducting a systematic literature search

23Jul
2017

More is not necessarily better

23Jul
2017

Important considerations when reading research papers

22Jul
2017

Cocoa and blood pressure: food for thought – Evidently Cochrane (free)

Important considerations when reading research papers.

 

Richard Lehman’s weekly review

18Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 17 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

How to spot a misleading graph

17Jul
2017

How to spot a misleading graph, by Lea Gaslowitz – TED Talks (free YouTube video)

“How to spot a misleading graph – Great video by Lea Gaslowitz @TEDTalks” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 

Is a chart lying to you? This video has some tips to figure it out

11Jul
2017

Is a chart lying to you? This video has some tips to figure it out. – VOX (free text and video)

“Graphs are supposed to distill complex information. But sometimes they can mislead…” (RT @Students4BE see Tweet)

 

Shared Decision Making: The Importance of Diagnosing Preferences

11Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review / 10 July 2017

10Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review / 10 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 

Beware of conflicting interests

10Jul
2017

Expert opinion is not always right

8Jul
2017

5 Tips for Understanding Data in Meta-Analyses

5Jul
2017

New Choosing Wisely Canada List – Five Things Residents and Patients Should Question

5Jul
2017

Sharing as the Future of Medicine

5Jul
2017

Teaching Clinical Ethics at the Bedside

3Jul
2017

Teaching Clinical Ethics at the Bedside: William Osler and the Essential Role of the Hospitalist – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Hospitalists are uniquely positioned to teach ethics and communication in real time on the wards” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 

Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals

3Jul
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 3 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals.

 

Newer is not necessarily better

3Jul
2017

Patients’ Discomfort and Students’ Moral Distress When Learning Procedures

30Jun
2017

How Should Resident Physicians Respond to Patients’ Discomfort and Students’ Moral Distress When Learning Procedures in Academic Medical Settings? – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Medical institutions should support a culture of “speaking up” to promote the safety of patients AND learners” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 

Common practice is not always evidence-based

30Jun
2017

You’ll mess up but save the day: advice to new doctors as they start work as interns

30Jun
2017

Association is not the same as causation

30Jun
2017

Blinding: A detailed guide for students

27Jun
2017

Blinding: A detailed guide for students – Students 4 Best Evidence (free)

“New @Students4BE blog: Saul provides a detailed overview of ‘blinding’ in RCTs. What is it & why is it important?” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 26 June 2017

26Jun
2017

Richard Lehman’s journal review, 26 June 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 

Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals

20Jun
2017

Eight Tips for using Twitter during health-related conferences

19Jun
2017

Anecdotes are unreliable evidence

16Jun
2017

Treatments can harm

16Jun
2017

What is a Systematic Review?

30May
2017

Updated tutorial: What is a Systematic Review? – PubMed Health (free) (RT @hildabast)

 

Countering cognitive biases in minimizing low value care

12May
2017

Review: Countering cognitive biases in minimizing low value care – The Medical Journal of Australia (free)

“How cognitive bias affects clinical decision making and what to do about it. Well written & useful” (RT @carissa_bon and @JulieLeask see Tweet)

 

As scientists take to Twitter, study shows power of ‘visual abstract’ graphics

4May
2017

What is public health? Some reflections for teaching

3May
2017

Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall

7Apr
2017

Nearly a third of tests and treatments are unnecessary

6Apr
2017

Nearly a third of tests and treatments are unnecessary – CMAJ News (free) (RT @ChooseWiselyCA)

Press release: Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year – Canadian Institute for Health Information (free) 

See report: Unnecessary Care in Canada (free PDF)

Growing problem in many countries, making resources less available for treatments and conditions that matter.

 

Unlocking paywalled research papers (legally)

6Apr
2017

Unpaywall finds free versions of paywalled papers – Nature (free) (RT @dannykay68)

See also: Unlocking paywalled research papers: Two big steps forward, two steps back, by James C Coyne – Coyne of the Realm (RT @hildabast)

Apparently, it successfully finds an open-access version (completely legal) of a paper around 30% of the time. We have tried and it worked for some of the articles we’ve tested. See it for yourself.

 

The first issue of the Lancet Planetary Health is out

6Apr
2017

Choosing Wisely initiative was launched 5 years ago

5Apr
2017

Choosing Wisely initiative was launched 5 years ago, and now has over 490 recommendations from 18 countries (all resources are free)

Lists from other countries: Choosing Wisely UK Choosing Wisely Australia / Choosing Wisely Canada

The Choosing Wisely is a leading effort to encourage conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and treatments to improve value in healthcare.

 

Essentials of Global Health

4Apr
2017

To Screen or not to Screen?

4Apr
2017

An Introduction to Population Health

4Apr
2017

Science papers are getting harder to read

4Apr
2017

The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation

31Mar
2017

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

30Mar
2017

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health: From the Obscure to the Everyday, These Objects Tell the Story – Global Health NOW (free)

Very interesting compilation with 100 objects that have made their mark on public health (for better or worse).

 

WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors in 5 Years

30Mar
2017

Ten Steps to Producing a Well-Written Evidence-Based Health Care Dissertation

30Mar
2017

Regression to the mean, and its importance in healthcare decisions

29Mar
2017

Regression to the mean, or why perfection rarely lasts – The Conversation (free) (RT @PaulGlasziou)

“Regression to the mean, and its importance in healthcare decisions” (RT @Tammy_Hoffmann see Tweet)

 

Medical School’s Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons

28Mar
2017

Richard Lehman’s weekly review

28Mar
2017

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture

27Mar
2017
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