The costs of open access publishing

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 29, 2014 - 16:13
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A recent, information-rich report from the Wellcome Trust: http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2014/03/28/the-cost-of-open-access-publishing...

 

Low tech biotech

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 25, 2014 - 22:52

Citizen science and the DIY (do-it-yourself) movement combine in the quest to create simple, low-cost, assembled-from-basic-materials equipment capable of carrying out sophisticated diagnostic tests or other applications. Open access data can be an important component of making such equipment cost effective. 

Media release: Decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients: integrative literature review

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 15, 2014 - 06:41

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A new integrative literature review published today in Open Medicine looks at how patients dealing with cancer make decisions around incorporating complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies into their treatment. The study appears online on Open Medicine.

Thinking smarter about complementary and alternative medicine

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 14, 2014 - 14:59

Coming on the heels of

(a)  The biggest study so far (not yet published; still in draft form) to show that homeopathy doesn’t work better than placebo; and

(b) Concern about the spread of measles in Canada, a resurgence apparently due to lack of sufficient vaccination to protect the population,

Drug safety in the news

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 13, 2014 - 15:34
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Open Medicine contributors Joel Lexchin and David Juurlink are both featured in Saturday's Toronto Star article on secrecy around Health Canada drug safety reviews. In fact, Dr.

Media release: Health system capacity and infrastructure for adopting innovations to care for patients with venous thromboembolic disease

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on April 1, 2014 - 11:34

Health system capacity and infrastructure for adopting innovations to care for patients with venous thromboembolic disease

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Bad Science

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on March 27, 2014 - 06:52

If you are not familiar with Ben Goldacre, you really should do something about that.  A doctor (working now as an epidemiologist) who writes accessibly about the use and misuse of statistics and science (on his website, via Twitter, in a column in the Guardian newspaper, and in the books Bad Science and Bad Pharma), Goldacre has done a lot to help readers overwhelmed by junk statistics and lousy science and medical journalism, quack claims and alarmist Facebook posts.

On Choosing Wisely, Canadian edition

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on February 24, 2014 - 14:34

Choosing Wisely Canada is, of course, the Canadian version of an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine that seeks to reduce the number of unnecessary medical procedures done. In Canada, the campaign  will involve voluntary measures to spur both patients and physicians to reconsider the need for procedures that

Media release: Travel-acquired infections and illnesses in Canadians: surveillance report

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on February 11, 2014 - 12:09

Travel-acquired infections and illnesses in Canadians: surveillance report from CanTravNet surveillance data, 2009–2011

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A new study published today in Open Medicine surveys the spectrum of illnesses that Canadians acquire when travelling abroad.

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