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CPR makes you Undead

There have been some great ‘hands only’ CPR campaigns in the past year or so, with Vinnie Jones from the UK and Ken Jeong from the USA using disco to save lives. These were both a step forward from previous…

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Yet Another Six SMACCers!

PK SMACC-talks are turning into the FOAM equivalent of the Ginsu steak knife — there’s always more! First up, Colin Parker (@empemorg) of the original paediatric emergency medicine podcast empem.org — and one of my buddies and teachers from back…

Joe Lex, Scott Weingart, Simon Carley, Minh Le Cong, Oli Flower, Mike Cadogan and Chris Nickson talk with the SMACC audience about FOAM... for nearly 2 hours!!!
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The latest buzz word in the medical blogosphere is ‘overdiagnosis‘. This iatrogenic neologism is increasingly being seen as a significant threat to human health. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of “disease” that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime.…

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Chocolate saves lives
A recent study in the European Heart Journal gives us a new reason to enjoy some of life's little pleasures. German researchers followed almost 20,000 participants (as part of a larger cancer epidemiology study) over 10 years and had them document their chocolate intake.
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The Baloney Detection Kit

Not sure what to believe? Start using your Baloney Detection Kit. The idea of a ‘Baloney Detection Kit‘ originates with the late Carl Sagan, as detailed in his classic book ‘The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the…