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ben goldacre
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On the tube. The person on my left smells of onion armpits, the person on my right smells of tent + sweaty scrotum. Both want to snuggle up.
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Does a nice nerdy public health wonk want to update the NHS wiki page? It's stuck in PCT era. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_…
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DO STATINS WORK? here's our BMJ editorial. NICE pay lipservice to informed patient choice. what wld that rly require? bmj.com/content/349/bm…
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TEACHERS we know you don't SKIVE IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS you're all busy planning lessons, so here are these ---> badscience.net/2014/07/teachi…
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This is fun, youngsters take apart the evidence behind newspaper headlines researchtheheadlines.org
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Teaching science with bad science: resources for teachers via @bengoldacre badscience.net/2014/07/teachi…
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EU haul Google up for… applying the EU's stupid "right to be forgotten" ruling. Dig deeper, EU, for the love of lol. theguardian.com/technology/201…
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LOVELY TEACHERS. I made these resources, lesson plans and hand-outs, for teaching evidence through bad science. ENJOY badscience.net/2014/07/teachi…
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At mtg, @iainchalmersTTi begins with slide of him with two colleagues and their two young children. Three killed in own home this week #gaza
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Boehringer Ingelheim put lives at risk by withholding vital data. Business as usual for modern medicine #AllTrials bmj.com/content/349/bm…
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Google keyboard keeps draining the battery on my nexus 5. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Wtf? pic.twitter.com/zlj0QsXHuo
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Watching the Godfather while working. It’s amazing how Al Pacino started out looking like Ferris Bueller and ended up looking like a lizard.
NICE need to do better to help GPs decipher their guidance on Statins bmj.com/content/349/bm… @bengoldacre
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Leon from the mighty Club Kosmische 800 million years ago has a band, and they're really, really great kosmische.org/radio9.html
I can't eat gammon. It looks too much like a pig does on the outside. And chews like they would chew. And the hairs. I can't eat this gammon
Hello Americans. I wrote this, in the BMJ, on mass treatment with statins, and how this will need better data. bmj.com/content/349/bm…
You're all pretty clever, is there a good nerdy techy round up on this London spy plane comms interception story? google.co.uk/search?q=spy+p…
An amazing chart by @washingtonpost of Israel/Gaza casualties: powerful presentation of "data". Impressively done. pic.twitter.com/oHiDhltnSZ
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Dear @NICEcomms we all love you but surely you can communicate risk and benefit better than this farce of a guideline bmj.com/content/349/bm…
Would a GP find the numbers in the NICE statin guidelines helpful? @NICEcomms you can do better than this NEW RANT bmj.com/content/349/bm…
The mess on statins exposes the flaws - and opportunities - in evidence based medicine. BY ME bmj.com/content/349/bm… pic.twitter.com/U6RypDEHCY
I WROTE THIS EDITORIAL ON STATINS in the BMJ. medicine is a mess: here's how to fix it. bmj.com/content/349/bm…
"Mass prescription for modest individual benefit is new" by @bengoldacre bmj.com/content/349/bm… counters #indivmed; we can surely do better
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Meet the medical student who wants to take down Dr Oz. Lovely stuff by @bellusz vox.com/2014/7/12/5891…