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Proceed To Article BMJ Gives A Thumbs Down To Experts
Dave Sackett, one of the fathers of evidence-based medicine, announced in this week's BMJ that he will "never again lecture, write, or referee anything to do with evidence based clinical practice." BMJ has issued a challenge to its expert readers to renounce their expertness or produce compelling arguments, preferably evidence based, in favor of experts. More...

Proceed To Article Outbreak Of Legionnairesí Disease In Australia
The Human Services Department, Public Health Division of the Government of Victoria, Australia has confirmed sixty-six cases of Legionnaires' disease, including 2 deaths. All of the patients, with one exception, had visited the Melbourne Aquarium after 11 April 2000. Read Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak for more information.

Proceed To Article Information On Legionnaire's Disease
Outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease receive significant media attention. However, this disease usually occurs as a single, isolated case not associated with any recognized outbreak. When outbreaks do occur, they are are usually recognized in the summer and early fall, but cases may occur year-round.    More...
Proceed To Article Novel New Pain Research At SmithKline Beecham
The current issue of Nature reports that scientists at SmithKline Beecham have demonstrated that a cell-surface protein that senses the pungent ingredient in chili peppers also plays a role in the sensation of pain and may be a useful target for pain-relieving drugs. Read Novel New Pain Research.

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