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The Lancet: Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain


Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain. 452 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

The Spring-Lancet, A “Bloodstain’d Faithful Friend!”

The origins of blood-letting date back to Hippocrates in ancient Greece when the practice was recommended to both prevent as well as remedy illness. Galen also supported therapeutic bleeding because it fit with his humoral theory. 898 more words

Medical History

For Mom: More on lancets and changing them

This morning I woke up to an email about yesterday’s post. It was from someone I love very much and who is very smart. This person also recognizes her ability to make me feel good or bad about anything and she uses her powers for good, not evil. 738 more words


Change of Lancet, Change of Plans

Tonight I was going to write about something different. I was going to write about something science-based and relevant and I was going to make it damn awesome. 458 more words


Vaccinating against vaccine-derived polio viruses ?

CNO: We object to the word immunity, and find the more appropriate term being enhanced resistance when it comes to vaccines. Unless a medical treatment offers 100% protection, utilizing the term immunity is fundamentally deceptive.  663 more words


The Lancet Midwifery Series: by a 'Midwife's Midwife'

At the end of June, and amidst a flurry of excitement and extensive publicity,  the much awaited Lancet Midwifery Series was launched.   The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most critical, wide-reaching examination of midwifery ever conducted. 1,046 more words

A Man Went To A Motorhead Concert And Left With A Brain Injury

If you like metal music, any type will do, you’ve probably done some headbanging in your day. For all you wannabe Cliff Burton’s out there, you might want to rethink it the next time you’re at a concert. 288 more words