Category Archives: In the News

Doctors are “Radically and Catastrophically” Wrong About Benefit of Tests

[caption id="attachment_2589" align="alignright" width="585"] Gross Over Estimate of Usefulness[/caption] Great article in Washington Post on October 5th by Daniel Morgan, an epidemiologist at University of Maryland School of Medicine how doctors are “radically and catastrophically wrong” about how useful a medical test will be and how “many thousands of patients are diagnosed with diseases they…
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Why an AR-15 is So Lethal

  [caption id="attachment_2524" align="alignnone" width="632"] Picture by Lisa Marie Payne A/P - published in The Atlantic[/caption] A radiologist who treated kids shot at Stoneman Douglas High School explains in this chilling report the devastating effects of an assault rifle compared with typical guns, and makes a convincing argument for why they should not be available…
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Hypocrisy Over the Death Penalty

It was a coup for Buzzfeed to unmask the wicked compounding pharmacy that has been supplying Missouri Department of Corrections with pentobarbital for executions – but to my mind, the real story is the hypocrisy of being so clandestine about the tools, if you have decided it’s OK to execute people.   After years of…
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Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

Every mass shooting, especially at schools, prompts anguished cries and call to action. For a start, lets at least change the rules forbidding this to be looked at as a public health issue. [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignnone" width="720"] Visiting a School Near You Sometime Soon?[/caption]   As a native of a country (UK) where it’s almost…
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