Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

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The former vice president released an ad invoking family tragedy and attacking rivals who have plans to ensure everyone has access to healthcare.

Joe Biden: It Would Be an Insult to My Dead Son for Everyone to Have Healthcare

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Good analysis at the end.

 

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There is NO legitimate “medical” use for these animal products. None. It’s fantasy. Placebo. Gibberish.

 

China Just Legalized Rhino Horn And Tiger Bone For Medical Use, Reversing 25-Year Ban

 

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States Are Cleared to Allow Less-Comprehensive Health Plans

Trump administration would let federal subsidies cover plans that don’t meet ACA rules

 

Trump’s true philosophy is: “How much can we get away with screwing people?”

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“The average cost of cancer drugs today is four times the median household income.”

This is real class war.

 

A Nobel Prize-Winning Cancer Therapy Will Be Unaffordable for Most Americans. Public Pharmaceuticals Can Help Change That.

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This is a war on you, and you better wake up soon.

Behind Trump’s plan to target the federal safety net

Bias in the sciences

Posted: November 10, 2017 in -
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The Trouble With Scientists

 In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most published research findings are false.”1 Written by John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, it didn’t actually show that any particular result was wrong. Instead, it showed that the statistics of reported positive findings was not consistent with how often one should expect to find them. As Ioannidis concluded more recently, “many published research findings are false or exaggerated, and an estimated 85 percent of research resources are wasted.”2

It’s likely that some researchers are consciously cherry-picking data to get their work published. And some of the problems surely lie with journal publication policies. But the problems of false findings often begin with researchers unwittingly fooling themselves: they fall prey to cognitive biases, common modes of thinking that lure us toward wrong but convenient or attractive conclusions.