What Does a Medical Nihilist Do When He Gets Sick? – Scientific American

In my recent column “Is Medicine Overrated?,” I review Medical Nihilism, a blistering critique of medical research and practice. Author Jacob Stegenga, a philosopher at the University of Cambridge, argues that we should “have little confidence in medical interventions” because most do not work very well.Moreover, clinical trials tend to overstate the benefits and understate the risks of… Read More »

A new therapy for osteoporosis: Romosozumab

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become porous (less dense) and weaker. It affects 10 million people in the United States: approximately eight million women and two million men. As bone weakens, people are more likely to experience fractures, especially in the spine, hip, and forearm. This causes pain, diminishes a person’s ability to… Read More »