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ben goldacre
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lol i'm completely confused, the govt head of comms has actually been appointed as the press's non govt press regulator. lol. mess.
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No comment on his suitability, appointing Govt head of comms as head of Govt press regulator is very clumsy politics prweek.com/article/130599…
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Randomised trials need integrating into routine prescription practice for good data on low risk groups @bengoldacre bmj.com/content/349/bm…
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Real delight to find The New Machiavelli as audiobook, and two Douglas Rushkof. But not enough similar non-fic.
Lack of interesting nichey non-fiction on Audible, sales volume issue I guess. Any top tips for interesting audio books?
Ridiculously @TfLOfficial claim London is safer for cyclists than Holland.. by citing per capita deaths not per mile. aseasyasridingabike.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/the…
Perhaps @NHSChoices should publish data on staff vacancy rate, as marker of quality to inform choice? RT @RoyLilley: campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=b77a…
it’s surprisingly difficult to find out how much specific trials have cost. like, how much did AZ spend on Jupiter? (non-sinister interest)
Hamas are awful but Israel’s killing spree is indiscriminate + disproportionate MT @richardhorton1: A letter on Gaza goo.gl/hRj54I
you should go and see @robinince in Edinburgh because he is funny and the nerd ambassador tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/robin…
I hope GP/Sun have assessed for non accidental injury RT @Unnamedinsider: 'Mark of Devil’ same as this hairdryer burn pic.twitter.com/NKFfqlzDHf
@bengoldacre any explained unusual mark on a kid should be investigated - not put down to the poxy supernatural! *ranty face*
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"@PsychiatrySHO: @bengoldacre @DrRanj it's likely a hairdryer burn, see my timeline, someone even found the right hairdryer"
Not supernatural RT @DrRanj: Dear @TheSunNewspaper how did u check this child wasn't at risk? And why print his face? pic.twitter.com/qqcCfZ1GPa
What we’re seeing in Gaza isn’t a strange new problem. Armies are expected to distinguish military and civilians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distincti…
Basic principles of war: distinction between civilian and military people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distincti… Proportionality en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportio…
tweeting the body count in israel and gaza seems to bring out some pretty heartless and insightless people.
Haunting data vis from Washington Post. 795 Palestinian civilians murdered, 225 of them children, 7 Israelis. washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special…
Drug testing on the homeless medium.com/matter/did-big… “All in the past” said Stephen Whitehead of @ABPI_UK #BadPharma badscience.net/2012/10/the-ab…
The prevalence of hepatitis c among injecting drug users really is phenomenal RT @PHE_uk: pic.twitter.com/srUUxToTbo
RT @usociety: discover what gives life satisfaction goo.gl/wycaVU <-- Is it “thinking of obvious confounders in studies like this”?
Social plausibilty to be fair is the key entrance criteria for politics.
David Tredinnick on @JuliaHB1 just now. As I’ve always found when with him, alongside the silliness, he is truly charming and lovely.