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Ra­tional Tooth­paste: A Case Study

badger31 May 2012 0:31 UTC
118 points
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Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
377 points
353 comments9 min readLW link

Fibromyal­gia, Pain & De­pres­sion. How much is due to phys­i­cal mis­al­ign­ment?

leggi29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
5 points
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The 300-year jour­ney to the covid vaccine

jasoncrawford9 Nov 2020 23:06 UTC
113 points
7 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
275 points
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Phage ther­apy in a post-an­tibiotics world

ChristianKl29 Dec 2019 17:03 UTC
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Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
103 points
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Cog­ni­tive En­hancers: Mechanisms And Tradeoffs

Scott Alexander23 Oct 2018 18:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

SSRIs: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander8 Jul 2014 2:06 UTC
12 points
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Why we need bet­ter sci­ence, ex­am­ple #6,281

lukeprog10 Dec 2011 23:25 UTC
43 points
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Book re­view: Why we sleep

Richard_Ngo19 Sep 2018 22:36 UTC
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Black Death at the Golden Gate (book re­view)

PeterMcCluskey26 Jun 2020 16:09 UTC
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(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Book Re­view: Complications

Annoyance1 Jul 2009 18:39 UTC
13 points
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Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
201 points
16 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Tak­ing vi­tamin D3 with K2 in the morning

ChristianKl30 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
49 points
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Pre­dic­tion-based medicine (PBM)

ChristianKl29 Dec 2016 22:49 UTC
37 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

The Dogma of Ev­i­dence-based Medicine

ChristianKl25 Jan 2018 21:15 UTC
10 points
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Effects of Cas­tra­tion on the Life Ex­pec­tancy of Con­tem­po­rary Men

Fluttershy8 Aug 2015 4:37 UTC
15 points
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Recom­men­da­tions vs. Guidelines

Scott Alexander13 Apr 2018 4:10 UTC
66 points
18 comments5 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Tales From the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal System

Zvi10 May 2019 0:40 UTC
61 points
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(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] If some­one you loved was ex­pe­rienc­ing un­remit­ting suffer­ing (re­lated to a con­stel­la­tion of multi-di­men­sional fac­tors and pro­cesses, those of which in­clude anoma­lous states of con­scious­ness and an ia­tro­genic men­tal health sys­tem), what would you think and what would you do?

Sara C3 Jul 2020 21:02 UTC
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Bayes for Schizophren­ics: Rea­son­ing in Delu­sional Disorders

Scott Alexander13 Aug 2012 19:22 UTC
131 points
155 comments11 min readLW link

[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
27 points
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Pulse Oxime­try & the Oxy­gen–Hae­moglobin Dis­so­ci­a­tion Curve

leggi22 Mar 2020 7:05 UTC
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Some Thoughts on My Psy­chi­a­try Practice

Laura B16 Jan 2019 23:16 UTC
144 points
43 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

“No ev­i­dence” as a Valley of Bad Rationality

adamzerner28 Mar 2020 23:45 UTC
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Med­i­ta­tions on Momentum

Richard Meadows14 Dec 2018 10:53 UTC
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Me­taMed: Ev­i­dence-Based Healthcare

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Mar 2013 13:16 UTC
108 points
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Drain­ing the swamp

jasoncrawford28 Jan 2020 21:37 UTC
89 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Even if you have a nail, not all ham­mers are the same

PhilGoetz29 Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
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The benefits of mad­ness: A pos­i­tive ac­count of arationality

Skatche22 Apr 2011 19:43 UTC
120 points
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Defeat­ing Ugh Fields In Practice

Psychohistorian19 Jun 2010 19:37 UTC
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The ‘5 Main Mus­cles of Move­ment’ Made Easy.

leggi7 Dec 2019 9:17 UTC
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Good News for Immunostimulants

sarahconstantin16 Apr 2018 16:10 UTC
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(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

A ra­tio­nal­ist’s guide to psy­choac­tive drugs

Skatche10 Feb 2011 1:01 UTC
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High Var­i­ance Pro­duc­tivity Advice

lynettebye1 Mar 2020 7:05 UTC
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Chee­rios: An “Un­tested New Drug”

MBlume15 May 2009 2:26 UTC
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The Zom­bie Preacher of Somerset

Scott Alexander28 Mar 2009 22:29 UTC
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The Un­friendly Su­per­in­tel­li­gence next door

jacob_cannell2 Jul 2015 18:46 UTC
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Why epi­demiol­ogy will not cor­rect itself

gwern11 Aug 2011 0:54 UTC
68 points
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A Step-by-step Guide to Find­ing a (Good!) Therapist

squidious18 Jul 2018 1:50 UTC
42 points
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(opalsandbonobos.blogspot.com)

Quan­tified Health Prize re­sults announced

Zvi19 Feb 2012 8:10 UTC
68 points
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Coffee: When it helps, when it hurts

JustinShovelain10 Mar 2010 6:14 UTC
51 points
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Effect het­ero­gene­ity and ex­ter­nal val­idity in medicine

Anders_H25 Oct 2019 20:53 UTC
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Direct Pri­mary Care

sarahconstantin25 Sep 2018 18:00 UTC
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(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Epistemic Spot Check: The Dorito Effect (Mark Schatzker)

Elizabeth3 Oct 2018 17:10 UTC
42 points
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(acesounderglass.com)

Pre­dic­tion is hard, es­pe­cially of medicine

gwern23 Dec 2011 20:34 UTC
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[Question] How Old is Smal­lpox?

Raemon10 Dec 2018 10:50 UTC
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Is Caviar a Risk Fac­tor For Be­ing a Million­aire?

Anders_H9 Dec 2016 16:27 UTC
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Chart­ing Deaths: Real­ity vs Reported

lifelonglearner30 Mar 2018 0:50 UTC
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(owenshen24.github.io)

Sus­pended An­i­ma­tion Inc. ac­cused of incompetence

CronoDAS18 Nov 2010 0:20 UTC
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Med Pa­tient So­cial Net­works Are Bet­ter Scien­tific Institutions

Liron19 Feb 2010 8:11 UTC
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Deal­ing with the high quan­tity of sci­en­tific er­ror in medicine

NancyLebovitz25 Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
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The Five Main Mus­cles for a Full Range of Nat­u­ral Move­ment, Dy­namic Align­ment & Balance.

leggi1 Sep 2019 3:22 UTC
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A Sarno-Han­son Synthesis

moridinamael12 Jul 2018 16:13 UTC
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Can we talk about men­tal ill­ness?

riparianx8 Mar 2015 8:24 UTC
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Quan­tified Risks of Gay Male Sex

pianoforte61118 Aug 2014 23:55 UTC
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My IRB Nightmare

Scott Alexander28 Sep 2017 16:47 UTC
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[LINK] Claus­trum Stim­u­la­tion Tem­porar­ily Turns Off Con­scious­ness in an oth­er­wise Awake Patient

shminux4 Jul 2014 20:00 UTC
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[Link] Low-Hang­ing Poop

GLaDOS16 Oct 2013 20:51 UTC
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Fan­tasy-For­bid­ding Ex­pert Opinion

yamabiko10 Aug 2020 0:01 UTC
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Use­less Med­i­cal Disclaimers

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Mar 2007 16:48 UTC
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Mike Dar­win on Steve Jobs’s hyp­o­crit­i­cal stance to­wards death

Synaptic8 Oct 2011 3:32 UTC
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Gun­shot vic­tims to be sus­pended be­tween life and death [link]

Dr_Manhattan27 Mar 2014 16:33 UTC
37 points
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The­o­ries of Pain

mingyuan26 Aug 2018 22:05 UTC
34 points
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A Med­i­cal Mys­tery: Thy­roid Hor­mones, Chronic Fa­tigue and Fibromyalgia

johnlawrenceaspden14 Feb 2016 13:14 UTC
36 points
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Liter­a­ture-re­view on cog­ni­tive effects of modafinil (my bach­e­lor the­sis)

David Althaus8 Jan 2014 19:23 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity Drugs

lukeprog1 Oct 2011 11:20 UTC
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In­ter­pret­ing ge­netic testing

jefftk15 Dec 2018 15:56 UTC
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Self-mod­ifi­ca­tion, moral­ity, and drugs

fubarobfusco10 Apr 2011 0:02 UTC
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Re­source on al­co­hol problems

juliawise27 Feb 2020 18:17 UTC
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Case study: Melatonin

gwern7 Jan 2010 18:24 UTC
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Is la­tent Tox­o­plas­mo­sis worth do­ing some­thing about?

jsalvatier17 Nov 2011 17:04 UTC
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How did my baby die and what is the prob­a­bil­ity that my next one will?

deprimita_patro19 Jan 2016 6:24 UTC
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Altru­is­tic Kid­ney Donation

jefftk17 Jun 2012 20:02 UTC
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[Question] Is it worth­while to save the cord blood and tis­sue?

Alexei11 Jan 2020 21:52 UTC
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[Question] Should I floss?

willbradshaw24 Dec 2019 16:06 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity Case Study—Ad-36

Perplexed22 Sep 2010 18:32 UTC
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Too good to be true

PhilGoetz11 Jul 2014 20:16 UTC
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How can I rec­on­cile these COVID test false-nega­tive num­bers?

Optimization Process27 Oct 2020 23:56 UTC
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Ad­vice to new Doc­tors start­ing practice

anandjeyahar7 Aug 2016 8:27 UTC
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Now is the time to elimi­nate mosquitoes

James_Miller6 Aug 2016 19:10 UTC
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Were vac­cines rele­vant to 20th cen­tury US mor­tal­ity im­prove­ments?

jasoncrawford10 Dec 2019 0:13 UTC
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(rootsofprogress.org)

Sam­ple means, how do they work?

Benquo20 Nov 2016 21:04 UTC
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Ra­tional Health Optimization

jacob_cannell18 Sep 2010 19:47 UTC
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[Link] How doc­tors die

Morendil6 Dec 2011 13:22 UTC
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Longevity Insurance

canadaduane20 Feb 2012 0:30 UTC
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[Question] Are there easy, low cost, ways to freeze per­sonal cell sam­ples for fu­ture ther­a­pies? And is this a good idea?

Eli Tyre9 Jul 2019 21:57 UTC
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Why Re­cent Protein Fold­ing Ad­vance­ments Should Change Your Per­sonal Health Strategy

lisperati3 Dec 2020 2:39 UTC
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An ap­peal for vi­tamin D sup­ple­men­ta­tion as a pro­phy­lac­tic for coro­n­aviruses and in­fluenza and a sim­ple evolu­tion­ary the­ory for why this is plau­si­ble.

Michael A22 Dec 2020 19:40 UTC
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Mir­a­cle Min­eral Supplement

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Nov 2012 21:17 UTC
30 points
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Link: Ev­i­dence-Based Medicine Has Been Hijacked

Anders_H16 Mar 2016 19:57 UTC
33 points
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[Question] Should I ad­vo­cate for peo­ple to not buy Iver­mectin as a treat­ment for COVID-19 in the Philip­pines for now?

BrianTan31 Mar 2021 13:59 UTC
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