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Detecting cancer with a blood test: New study shows promise, but questions remain

A study published this week in Science reports promising results of a blood test designed to detect eight common cancer types by measuring circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. 392 more words


Breast screening: effectiveness (or otherwise) and harm

This BMJ article concludes that the Dutch mammography screening programme appears to have little impact on the number of advanced breast cancers – a marginal effect on breast cancer mortality – and half the screen detected cancers represent overdiagnosis (which brings great risk of overtreatment etc). 152 more words


Overdiagnosis - the new mantra of health?

In today’s world, even in places as seemingly harmless as a ladies clubs, people have begun to discuss health and what kind of tests that we all should undertake. 440 more words

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Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis

Thyroid Cancer Epidemic of Overdiagnosis

The last 40 years have shown triple the incidence of thyroid cancer in women, yet the mortality rate has remained the same.   1,413 more words



Ineffective and harmful medical practices have always been with us, but the scale and institutionalisation of overdiagnosis and overtreatment have expanded exponentially in the last few decades, fueling a reasonable doubt ” Too much medicine? 1,659 more words


Announcing the Winner of the Wellness Industry's 2017 Deplorables Award: Interactive Health

Winning a Deplorables Award is no easy feat for a wellness vendor. You have to out-lie, out-harm and generally out-stupid many worthy competitors. Yet this year’s competition wasn’t even close. 991 more words

Is overdiagnosis a post-truth phenomenon?

In an effort to catch up with my education, I just watched two youtube conference videos. One was on the role of evidence in a post-truth word… 343 more words