Making Research More Useful: Reproducibility, Translation, and Incentives
"How do we correct and deal with the medical misinformation mess?" In the context of the reproducibility crisis, Dr. Ioannidis explains the importance of meta-analyses, but also how meta-analyses can present unique problems. Learn the eight features of useful research, which should be considered before carrying out any study. Presented by Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor, Medicine & Health Research & Policy; Co-Director, Meta-Research Innovations Center, Stanford University. (2017)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
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