Monday, 16 September 2013

How to weigh up claims about cures and treatments

Europe PMC is delighted to be involved with

"I've got nothing to lose by trying it"

- a guide by charity Sense about Science and partners that enables non-specialists to evaluate claims about treatments for medical conditions.

Online adverts and chat-room conversations testify to the ‘incredible’ benefits of new medicines and treatments selling the empty promise of curing the incurable. But the evidence for many treatment claims is unreliable and patients’ yearning for improvement is being exploited.

The second edition of this successful guide explains how to tell the beneficial from the bogus in the face of the miracle cure stories, new wonder-drugs and breakthrough therapies that are increasingly promoted - and points people to where they can find reliable information.

Check it out for yourself here!

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