THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE

THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE

Last week I told you how evidence about the effectiveness of different medical treatments is obtained. If this evidence is to have any effect on how treatment is applied, it must be presented. This is usually done through scientific medical journals. The way evidence...
EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

Evidence: Interpreting the Science ‘The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.’ Bertrand Russell The heart of this blog is the effect of exercise (or lack of it) on health and disease, and the extent to which...
MORE ABOUT EVIDENCE

MORE ABOUT EVIDENCE

We are repeatedly reminded by politicians that their decisions are dictated by “the science” which is often shorthand for “this is how we have used science to justify what we are about to do”. As John Barry said “When you mix politics and...
EVIDENCE & HOW TO INTERPRET IT

EVIDENCE & HOW TO INTERPRET IT

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. Bertrand Russell Why evidence? For the next few months I will be discussing the effects of exercise on a number of conditions and diseases – mainly those which...