Tag Archives: Research

China's lax research ethics threaten America's technological dominance

More and more these days, politicians and pundits are pushing the “new Cold War” narrative to describe tensions between the U.S. and China. In terms of potential for military conflict, such a label may prove premature. But when it comes to the battle for scientific and technological dominance, it is absolutely appropriate. Few things illustrate… Read More »

Some research may be encouraging ineffective prescriptions, says new study

A new paper published by McGill University researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some clinical trials may promote the use of ineffective and costly treatments. That’s the opposite of what clinical trials are aimed at, namely preventing ineffective and costly treatments from being taken up by physicians and patients. The researchers focused their attention… Read More »

New Research On Inflammation Shows How Extreme Grief Can Undermine Health

Getty royalty free A mountain of research demonstrates that inflammation is a killer. When our bodies’ natural response to disease and injury is unchecked, it can lead to chronic conditions ranging from arthritis to depression to heart disease. Links have also been found to some cancers and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Less understood… Read More »