The James Lind Library – Fair tests of medical treatments

I think this post is important, I’m going to write about The James Lind library and a book that is freely available for download called “Testing Treatments – Better Research for Better Healthcare“. I think everybody should read this book. It is 100 pages long and it is free to download, the download version [...]


Clinical Trials – How can I help?

A trial is used to test out an idea or a drug, a clinical trial means one that is conducted by doctors and nurses, usually in a hospital. There are lots of different trials and it can be confusing trying to work out what they show and why they are different.

A clinical trial [...]


The Scientific Method – If we can’t trust science…

If we can’t trust science what can we trust?

This is a geeky post about how scientists do science. Science means many things to many people, but this post applies to virtually all branches of science, be that cancer research or global warning.

Science is a way of checking things out to see if [...]