BS Medicine Podcast

Hosted by James McCormack and Mike Allan .

These podcasts promote healthy skepticism and critical thinking, with the majority presented in a case-based format.

Recommended Listening

Episode 456: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART II The Public

In episode 456, James and Mike and Nic continue to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for the public. Please also check out our simplified tool that describes all the information we found. Show notes ...

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Episode 455: Masks for prevention of viral respiratory infections – PART I Healthcare workers

In episode 455, James and Mike invite Nic Dugré to go through all the evidence (primarily RCTs) around the use of masks and reducing the risk for viral illnesses for both healthcare workers and the public. In this episode we talk about our systematic review and what we found for healthcare workers - the following episode will be about the general public....

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Episode 454: Exercise-induced osteoarthritis: Running into problems?

In episode 454, James and Mike invite Adam Keough to go through all the evidence around the impact of long-term running. We find out that recreational running likely does not increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis but high-level elite athletes may have an increased risk. Interestingly, exercise is one of the most effective treatments for reducing osteoarthritic pain....

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Episode 453: Does baby know best? Baby-led weaning for transitioning to solid foods

In episode 453, James and Mike invite Jessica Kirkwood to go over all the evidence for transitioning infants to solid foods using a baby-led weaning approach versus traditional spoon feeding. Overall, it really didn’t make much difference which approach was used. But listen to hear us take a bite out of all the nuances and context. Show notes ...

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Episode 452: Once upon a time in diabetes land – squirrel!

In episode 452, James and Mike go over 2 recent publications which encapsulate all the important evidence around type 2 diabetes. We talk about the misdirection that occurs with T2DM evidence versus what we do in practice. We now have all the evidence and we know what these medications do or don’t do to important clinical endpoints. Could we please use this information when we treat T2DM....

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Episode 451: Osteoarthritis - all the evidence for all the treatments - PART III

In episode 451, Mike and James invite Adrienne to talk about how we put all the osteoarthritis evidence into a simplified decision guide. We talk about how we produce these decision guides and also give tips and suggestions around how to use the evidence with patients. Show notes ...

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