TEDTalks

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Gordon Guyatt: Is Canadian Health Care Unsustainable?Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribeBen Goldacre:  Battling Bad Science

Dr. Guyatt, a pioneer in the field of evidence-based medicine, discusses the current state of Canada's universal public health system, analyzing its burden on the country's finances in comparison with public health expenditures in other nations.

 

 

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

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 industry.

 

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Teaching science by bad example: Q&A with Ben Goldacre

Jer Thorp:  Make Data More Human     

David McCandless:  The Beauty of Data Visualization 

TED’s Ben Lillie speaks with Ben Goldacre about how to read newspapers, the power of the placebo effect, and how people really want to learn if given the chance.                  

Jer Thorp creates beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context.                            

 

David McCandless turns complex data sets into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections.