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Its time to bust more myths that are always confusing newcomers. These “broscience” myths are often not backed by any scientific truths and are usually just a misconception of certain scientific principles. 465 more words

Health & Fitness

Would Defensive Medicine Really Stop with Acceptable Miss Rates?

Repeat after me: there is no such thing as zero risk. We all have heard “about that one case” – and sure, there are patients with negative d-dimers & PERC negative that have PEs.  171 more words


Epinephrine- Still safe for the digits.

We are just going to cut to the chase on this one.

“No study reported digital necrosis or gangrene attributable to epinephrine, either in healthy patients or in patients with risk for poor peripheral circulation. 82 more words


Vanco & go? Just Slap yourself.

For this study, I’m using a stealing a line from Amal Mattu –

“If you are thinking of giving a dose of vancomycin then discharging a patient from the ED, think again. 257 more words


Surprise! You still do not need to treat asymptomatic hypertension in the ED!

Surprise! We have yet another paper, in addition to the ones mentioned here that demonstrates acutely managing hypertension without end organ damage is unnecessary. 309 more words


Trans Fat: The Real Bad Fat

In my previous article, I talked about how dietary fat is not the culprit when it comes to the obesity epidemic and along with it a host of other related diseases. 261 more words


Local Authority lawyers should grow a pair

This post contains 95 per cent of your Recommended Daily Allowance of Sarcasm and 119% of your Recommended Daily Allowance of Dopiness

Well, it isn’t quite put like that, but it isn’t far off.   4,227 more words