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Doses and Diagnoses: Our Arrogant Search for Physical Perfection

Nobody’s perfect. Oddly enough, there are doctors and nurses who think otherwise.

Up to 80% of abnormalities discovered through full-body scans are not fatal — name anything, it can be found in someone who appears otherwise to be healthy. 477 more words


The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo plot thickens...more twists and turns

The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo-Hopkins case study is turning into another Nebraska fiasco.  As with Nebraska, the numbers all contradict one another.  But unlike Nebraska, there has as yet been no admission of deliberate lying in the Graco case study. 449 more words

Wellness Doesn't Work

Public not being informed about dangers of medical overdiagnosis

(University of Sydney 20 May 2015) A national survey reveals that only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors, according to research published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. 8 more words

Clinical Pathology

Critical physiotherapy - best of the web update

Here are a few highlights from the web over the last couple of weeks that might be of interest.

This Longform article Autobiography of a body… 413 more words


Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment Can Lead to Treatment Worse Than the Disease

It might seem counter-intuitive, but in cancer cases, the therapy can sometimes be worse than the disorder itself. The potential outcome must be considered in instances where diagnosis results in unnecessary treatment. 215 more words

Low public awareness of concept of ‘overdiagnosis’

People’s awareness of the idea of ‘overdiagnosis’ in cancer screening is low, and they have varying opinions of how much is acceptable, according to a new study published in  216 more words

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