Tag Archives: public health

Quick hit: When doctors lie to their patients

It’s absolutely a diet for life but I don’t tell people that in the beginning. I say ‘this diet works amazingly well for weight loss, just get going and get started’ and we have kind of covert ways of introducing … Continue reading

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When medical skeptics have more in common with Lord Monckton than evidence based medicine

You know, I seriously _was not_ setting out to be the anti skeptic skeptic or anything, but you know dismissing stuff that works and is evidence based medicine because it sounds like woo, or because you don’t approve of the … Continue reading

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Quick hit, many lubes may not be safe for anal sex. (and possibly other kinds of sex too)

a study on the effect different lubricants effect on HIV transmission to anal cells in a test tube I’ve read the study and while it is an early result and it isn’t my area the results look legit and probably … Continue reading

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I am an empiricalist

That is, I believe in evidence, and try to work with it as much as possible, where ever it is possible the response to questions like what should we do, or how should we do it*, the response should be … Continue reading

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