5 tips for a healthy diet this New Year - WHO
(1) Eat a variety of foods (2) Cut back on salt (3) Limit sugar intake, (4) Avoid harmful use of alcohol and (5) Reduce use of unhealthy fats
Overdiagnosis occurs when a diagnosis is “correct” according to current professional standards but the diagnosis or associated treatment is unlikely to benefit the person and will not cause symptoms or death. More broadly overdiagnosis refers to the related problems of overmedicalisation and subsequent overtreatment, diagnosis creep, shifting thresholds, and disease mongering, all processes helping to reclassify healthy people with mild problems or at low risk as sick.Read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger 2018 – The speech that broke the internet – Most Inspiring ever
It was the year that technology—and the people who create it—seemingly could do no right, and did much that was wrong. “2018 can’t end soon enough.” From gene-edited babies to guaranteed-fatal brain uploads, it was a bumper year for technology misfires and misuses - MIT Technology Review ...Read more
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
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Developments in medicine and health that we’re still thinking about at year’s end. It’s not easy to say that any particular development in health or medicine was the most important in a given year [Ref – NYT]. But if we had
In the new guidelines, statin treatment targets are back for both primary and secondary prevention. Patients whose 10-year risk of ASCVD is 20% or more should try to reduce LDL-C levels by at least 50%, the same goal as for
Screening for breast cancer in order to reduce the burden of breast cancer in Sri Lanka – the way forward – Is mammography an essential tool? Yes, mammography is an essential tool for screening for breast cancer. To what extent mammography
‘Both teaching and coaching are of course helping someone learn a particular skill or sharing a certain piece of knowledge. Teaching however, is primarily a one way interaction. A person that knows something shows you how to do something
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slowly, or with an irregular rhythm. When a heart beats too fast, the condition is called tachycardia.
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Archibald Leman Cochrane CBE (12 January 1909 – 18 June 1988) was a Scottish doctor noted for his book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health Services. This book advocated the use of randomized control trials to make medicine more effective and efficient. His advocacy
He is known as one of the fathers of Evidence-Based Medicine. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University, and the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. He is well known for his textbooks Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine. One of his more famous quotes is:
Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. Ioannidis’s 2005 paper “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False” has been the most downloaded technical