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This video is a clip of a BBC documentary in which Iain Chalmers and Dan Cruikshank recreate James Lind’s celebrated experiment to test treatments for scurvy.

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In this video Gwen Olsen, a former pharmaceutical sales representative, talks about manipulating doctors to sell more drugs.

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This video provides an example of the application of the scientific method to the claims of quackery! Featuring Emily Rosa, the youngest person ever to publish in the prestigious JAMA — Journal of the American Medical Association. تابع القراءة »

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“FDA approves new drug the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of excessive perkiness.”

This humorous video by the Onion illustrates some of the tactics used to push unnecessary treatments or “sell” sickness.  The video uses a fictitous treatment called “Despondex” for this purpose, تابع القراءة »

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“A New Epidemic” is a humourous video parody of the tactics used to “sell” disease by some organisations.  It uses a fictitious disease called Motivational Deficiency Disorder to make its point.
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In this video tutorial, Amanda Burls explores the ways in which evidence about the effectiveness of genetic testing can be misrepresented in advertising
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This group has created a website and discussion forum in the fields of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis (MS).

The website is run by Canadian health researchers and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  It contains an 11-minute visual lecture that explains many of the key issues in Testing Treatments.  The concepts are explained in an accessible and compelling manner.
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People in Research connects researchers who want to involve members of the public with members of the public who want to get involved.

There is:

  • a library of videos explaining what it’s like to get involved in research
  • a database of current opportunities to get involved
  • researchers can register to add their own projects to the database
  • you can sign up to get email alerts of new opportunities that match your interests.

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