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May 12, 2014: Current medical knowledge is to a large extent based on results from scientific studies. Traditionally, these results are published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Before being accepted, a scientific paper has to go through critical assessment by expert reviewers who will assess the...

May 1, 2014: US spending on science, space, and technology correlates with Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation. Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming-pool correlates with Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in. Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number...

May 1, 2014: A five-year study on the impact of incentives. The health landscape is changing dramatically. Total healthcare spending in the United States comprises around 20 percent of the GDP,1 yet for all that spending, our nation is not getting healthier. With declining health...

June 4, 2014: Recently, I was discussing the physical examination with some of our house staff after a conference on evidence-based medicine. I asked whether there was evidence to support performing an annual physical examination on a healthy patient. They did not know. “It couldn’t...