With several of its marquee players retiring early after a cascade of frightening concussions, the NFL formed a committee in 1994 that would ultimately issue a succession of research papers playing down the danger of head injuries. Now, an investigation by The New York Times has found that the NFL’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known

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Researchers found that only 29% of completed clinical trials led by investigators at major US academic centers were published within two years of completion and only 13% reported results on the largest clinical trial registry, ClinicalTrials.gov

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Federal regulators are preparing to crack down on scores of clinics across the United States that offer pricey stem cell therapies for conditions ranging from autism to multiple sclerosis to erectile dysfunction without any scientific evidence that they work

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To understand if a new treatment for an illness is really better than older treatments, doctors and researchers look to the best available evidence. Health professionals want a “last word” in evidence to settle questions about what the best modes of treatment are

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, says the sedative used in Oklahoma’s lethal injection cocktail does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment

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Former CEO of Chimerix, Kenneth I Moch, “Critically ill patients need new medicines, but what if this slows FDA approval for future patients?”

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Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies. Report says ‘people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments’

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Resisting the Evidence

October 21, 2013

According to a CDC report, antibiotic resistance is a growing public health threat. Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a major driver. Almost 80% of antibiotics sold in the US are administered to animals raised for food

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