Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic
Posted Dec 20 2010 1:43pm
Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic : "He and his team have shown, again and again, and in many different ways, that much of what biomedical researchers conclude in published studies—conclusions that doctors keep in mind when they prescribe antibiotics or blood-pressure medication, or when they advise us to consume more fiber or less meat, or when they recommend surgery for heart disease or back pain—is misleading, exaggerated, and often flat-out wrong. He charges that as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed.
Let the reader beware ! Trust your own common sense - not the latest flavour of the month - whether it's being peddled by your doctor or by your newspaper !