Month: April 2019

Sport research for development and peace

eclipse_images / Getty Images The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. As International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, regularly emphasizes, “sport is not just physical activity; it promotes health and helps prevent, or even cure, the diseases of modern civilization. It also is an educational tool which fosters cognitive development, teaches social behavior and helps to integrate communities.” Sport for development and peace Two studies underway in India (PAnKH and JIAH) are finding ways to...

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BMC Medical Ethics: Highlights of 2018

BMC Medical Ethics 2018 #FakeNews in Medical Research Recently popularized by a certain populist political figure the phrase ‘Fake News’ has entered the global public lexicon and is routinely weaponized in the arenas of internet debate. Hoffman presents a debate examining how, for controversial topics, some researchers can be biased towards publishing only positive conclusions whilst others only publish negative conclusions, even when these conclusions use the same data. The controversial topic for this debate is the efficacy of mammography screening in the detection of breast cancer.   The debate identified 8 manuscripts which studied mammography accuracy and then, through...

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