Friday, 21 October 2011

Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science | Video on

TED Talks Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical ind...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Quote worth sharing by Michael Dake Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California, USA

Clearly, a genuine collaboration that respectfully encourages involvement of all interested
parties could lead to the most objective, efficient and conclusive scientific investigations of CCSVI, but make no mistake; this will require the successful tackling of many tough challenges. Daunting impediments include: vested interests, silos with different cultures, hidden agendas, and diverse levels of understanding, strong egos, messenger killers, entrenched dogmatists, sanctimonious pontificators, cynical nihilists, and a whole range of biases.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nothing what so ever to do with CCSVI, just funny. Also Dugald is my boy!
New advertisement starring Dugald Blanchard Ferguson, Marianne, and lots of others that I'll credit once I've got a programme in front of me... I just can't ...

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Venous stents are now available for the treatment of (recurrent) venous stenoses.

The stents used at the CCSVI-Center in Frankfurt are wide enough for the large diameter of veins and ultra-flexible, a prerequisite for long-term patency in veins.

Contrary to arteries, which have thick and rather rigid walls, veins have thin, very flexible walls, which allow the veins to change their shape and diameter according to blood volume and external pressure. Stiff arterial stents, which cannot change their shape together with the vein which accommodates them, might injure the thin wall of the veins, thus increasing the risk for thombosis.