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All posts from: November 2013

Statins, statins everywhere

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 26 Nov 2013

After analysing the cost/benefit of the shingles vaccination in his last post, Dr Martin Brunet now turns his attention to statins and NICE guidelines

Shingles vaccination - should it really be a national priority?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 18 Nov 2013

Is the shingles vaccination a good use of NHS resources? Dr Martin Brunet crunches the numbers

Is this an eye-catching headline?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesFri, 1 Nov 2013

Dr Martin Brunet looks at the way the press portrays health news and argues that eye-catching headlines that distort the truth harm both the health professionals they misrepresent - and patients