Statisticians play a vital role in ensuring that research findings are genuine and some have been repeatedly asked to alter data records or falsify the significance of results, a new study finds.
‘If a child requires services under general anaesthetic in the hospital they have some serious dental health problems,’ chief dental officer says as hundreds of children wait for treatment.
Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]
Doctor questions ‘disgraceful’ care provided by private, high-volume methadone clinics amid opioid crisis
As a northern Ontario city battles an opioid overdose death rate that’s twice as high as the provincial average, there is rising concern about a treatment model dominated by for-profit methadone clinics.
Top journals affect who gets tenure, but are imperfect measures of quality
The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but people are opening up about the negative impact it of medical professionals seeing them only through the lens of their weight or body mass index.
LIKE most academics, economists are obsessed with how many research papers they produce, and where they are published. A new paper by James Heckman and Sidharth Moktan from the University of Chicago shows why—and why that might not be good for the profession. The authors analyse the career paths and publication records of researchers at […]
In a health-care system with gaps, CMAJ article suggests using scientific evidence to decide which treatments to cover.
Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of related symptoms, associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness, language, understanding, judgement, mood, movement and difficulties carrying out daily activities. There are many different causes of dementia and people often get confused between the difference […]
This year, there are 800 Saudis in addition to the 3,308 Canadian-government-funded positions, meaning the Saudis comprise about 20 per cent of the 4,108 residents in Canadian hospitals. We can’t afford to lose them.