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NI town 'has UK's fastest runners': Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this

blog post image NI town 'has UK's fastest runners': Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.

Pimp My Zimmer project 'reduces falls': Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them

blog post image Pimp My Zimmer project 'reduces falls': Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 - The Ed Techie "The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out."

blog post image Innovating Pedagogy 2017 - The Ed Techie "The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out." I enjoy these summaries of emerging technologies in education from the Open University. Look out for some of these on a learning programme near you sometime soon. What is really...

Meta‐analysis of the procedural risks of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting over time: Stroke/death rates

blog post image Meta‐analysis of the procedural risks of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting over time: Stroke/death rates within 30 days of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) in RCTs inform current clinical guidelines. However, the risks may have changed in recent years...

New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money - Hospital Dr

blog post image New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money - Hospital Dr

DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord: AlphaGo Zero needed three days to train up in

blog post image DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord: AlphaGo Zero needed three days to train up in Go; AlphaZero needed just eight hours.

The future is here: Genetically engineered stem cells save a patient: The genetic disease epidermolysis bullosa left a patient

blog post image The future is here: Genetically engineered stem cells save a patient: The genetic disease epidermolysis bullosa left a patient without much skin.

Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients: As mobile stroke units become more popular, what do we know

blog post image Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients: As mobile stroke units become more popular, what do we know about the benefits and what questions remain?

Association Between Treatment by Locum Tenens Internal Medicine Physicians and 30-Day Mortality Among Hospitalized Medicare

blog post image Association Between Treatment by Locum Tenens Internal Medicine Physicians and 30-Day Mortality Among Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries: This cohort study evaluates the differences in quality and costs of care related to locum tenens vs non–locum tenens physicians treating hospitalized Medicare...

What to Do When a Patient Has a 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo: “We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap,

blog post image What to Do When a Patient Has a 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo: “We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap, this man actually did it.” This is a good account in The Atlantic and highlights the ethical debate about consent. Many doctor and medico-legal comments have been circulating...

Do Good on Autopilot (i.e. without even thinking about it) with These 4 Apps. The apps (mostly plugins to browsers) help

blog post image Do Good on Autopilot (i.e. without even thinking about it) with These 4 Apps. The apps (mostly plugins to browsers) help with raising money for charitable causes without you having to do anything other than install the app.

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters: This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager

blog post image After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters: This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. What does this mean for Voyager and what effect will this thrust have on its trajectory? Great that the rockets work - fantastic engineering - and...

Stephen's Web ~ Blockchain in Education ~ Stephen Downes

blog post image Stephen's Web ~ Blockchain in Education ~ Stephen Downes

Blind Obedience and an Unnecessary Workup for Hypoglycemia: A Teachable Moment: This Teachable Moment examines the danger

blog post image Blind Obedience and an Unnecessary Workup for Hypoglycemia: A Teachable Moment: This Teachable Moment examines the danger in overvaluing laboratory test results that contradict clinical findings. Elizabeth Y. Wang. Lauren Patrick. Denise M. Connor. JAMA Internal Medicine.

APOD: 2017 November 20 - Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

blog post image APOD: 2017 November 20 - Curiosity Rover Takes Selfie on Mars

How to brew beer like a Norwegian farmer: Kveik: a word we’re likely to be seeing a lot more of in the beer world.

blog post image How to brew beer like a Norwegian farmer: Kveik: a word we’re likely to be seeing a lot more of in the beer world. But what is kveik? Here are a couple of things it’s not: Kveik is NOT a beer style. It’s the name given in…

Insulin-sensitising drugs for women with a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome and subfertility | Cochrane

blog post image Insulin-sensitising drugs for women with a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome and subfertility | Cochrane

Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: systematic review, network meta-analysis, and cost

blog post image Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: systematic review, network meta-analysis, and cost effectiveness analysis: Objective To compare the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for patients with atrial fibrillation. Design...

Thyroid drug to stay on the NHS: The decision on liothyronine was part of a wider prescribing review by NHS England.

blog post image Thyroid drug to stay on the NHS: The decision on liothyronine was part of a wider prescribing review by NHS England.

Computer model for the cardiovascular system: development of an e-learning tool for teaching of medical students: This study

blog post image Computer model for the cardiovascular system: development of an e-learning tool for teaching of medical students: This study combined themes in cardiovascular modelling, clinical cardiology and e-learning to create an on-line environment that would assist undergraduate medical students in understanding...