Why You Need To Be Critical

There is much that has been said throughout the centuries in praise of critical thinking. The methodology named after Greek philosopher Socrates—the Socratic method—is one of the earliest critical thinking instruction tools known to man. Centuries later, Roman Emperor Marcus “The Philosopher” Aurelius would warn in his meditations that, “Everything we hear is an opinion, […]

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Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating

The chaos caused by coronavirus will last far beyond the discovery of effective medical treatments. Our social and political structures have been tested and, in many instances, found to be unprepared for this pandemic. It is therefore not surprising that questions have been asked of official bodies such as the World Health Organization and, in […]

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Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon groups, citing public safety risks

Facebook Inc (FB.O) Facebook said on Wednesday it had removed nearly 800 QAnon conspiracy groups for posts celebrating violence, showing intent to use weapons, or attracting followers with patterns of violent behavior. The world’s biggest social network, saying it was expanding its policy on perceived risks to public safety, also imposed restrictions on the remaining […]

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ACP, AAFP release new guideline for treatment of non-low back pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) today released a new clinical guideline recommending that physicians treat acute pain from non-low back musculoskeletal injuries with topical NSAIDs, with or without menthol gel, as first-line therapy. The new, evidence-based, joint guideline was published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. […]

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