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Categories: Harms of medical treatment


Interesting but evidence-free story on ibuprofen skin patch

4 12/4/2015

Post lays out limitations of study showing longer survival with breast cancer surgery


Times explores impact of integrated care model for schizophrenia treatment


Careful look at tradeoffs involved with double knee replacement

1 10/1/2015

Home birth vs. hospital: Strong WSJ evaluation of new UK guidelines


Antidepressants in pregnancy: absolute rates of harm would have improved risk message


WSJ shines light on harms of whole-brain radiation for cancer that spreads to the brain