iOS app Android app

British Medical Journal

Garbage In, Garbage Out: A Flawed Study Cannot Measure the Value of Mammograms

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

A study denouncing the value of mammography tore through the news cycle last week, leading many women to once again question the need for these breast cancer screenings. What was left out of many of the media reports are serious doubts about the validity of this study.

British Medical Journal Claims Restless Leg Syndrome Is a 'Made-Up' Disorder

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

This story illustrates a growing tendency for some journals to use lay opinions to stir controversy in hopes of increasing visibility and impact.

Too Much Medicine Is Bad for Our Health

Allen Frances | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The evidence is compelling that we in the developed countries (especially the US) are overtesting for disease, overdiagnosing it, and overtreating.

As Premature Births Rise, Disability Rates Likely To Increase: Studies

Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON | Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:38pm EST (Reuters) - Little progress has been made in improving the long-term health of extremely p...

Incredible Pen Still Works After 25 Years In Woman's Stomach

Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Twenty-five years ago, a woman told her husband and general practitioner that she accidentally swallowed a felt-tip pen. They didn't believe her at th...

Medical Practice and Government Regulation

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

This is hard to believe, but the standard for approval of medical devices is safety and effectiveness, which is interpreted to mean a new device is equivalent to a previously-approved device.

Andrew Wakefield's Vaccination and Autism Study: Allegations of Fraud With Financial Motivations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

I don't know how many different ways the medical community can say this: Childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. As any competent researcher will tell you, the facts speak for themselves.

Report Linking Vaccine To Autism Was Fraudulent, Says British Medical Journal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON -- The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new repo...

INTERNATIONAL ART: King Henri IV's Head Identified And Sent Back To Crypt, After Two Centuries

France24 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

AFP - He was one of France's most adored kings, a monarch known as "le bon roi Henri" (good king Henri), who promoted religious tolerance, was a hit w...

Exploring The Research On Homeopathic Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Dana Ullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dana Ullman

The body of scientific evidence showing efficacy of individualized homeopathic treatment in the care of patients with fibromyalgia suggests significant benefits.

Boo! Is Friday the 13th Really Hazardous to Your Health?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

As many as 21 million Americans will change their behavior today because of superstition. They won't go shopping. They won't fly on planes. And the cost of all this fear is enormous.