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The ethics of online fundraising for medical treatment

By George Winter | Nov 16, 2021 |

Given growing concerns about medical crowdfunding, has the time come to instate gatekeepers to monitor the area? The subjects of…

Evidence-based medicine is not about consensus

By George Winter | Sep 21, 2021 |

The decision by NICE to pause the publication of new guidelines for ME/CFS was misjudged On 17 August the UK’s…

On the results of laboratory accidents

By George Winter | Jul 6, 2021 |

Laboratory containment measures might have improved in recent years, but the universal propensity for human folly remains the same It…

The dire combination of homelessness and imprisonment

By George Winter | May 25, 2021 |

We are more than individuals, but part of a community with shared moral responsibilities In ‘Down and Out in Covent…

Remembering we are mortal

By George Winter | Mar 24, 2021 |

People with conditions, such as motor neurone disease, and their carers deserve as much funding for research and quality-of-life enhancement…

The problem of retractions and contentious papers

By George Winter | Dec 3, 2020 |

Failing to correct erroneous scientific and medical research makes fools of us all A truth that’s told with bad intent…

The arts in medicine

By George Winter | Oct 1, 2020 |

The art of people with chronic diseases, such as epilepsy, can enhance our understanding of living with illness Let’s begin…

If everyone felt that way

By George Winter | Aug 17, 2020 |

The role of saturated fat in the diet and cholesterol in the blood is in need of re-evaluation On 13…

When everybody is an expert…

By George Winter | Jun 16, 2020 |

‘Science’ does not refer to one thing, and neither does ‘the public’ In a piece for The Critic (28 May…

The smell of human adventure

By George Winter | Feb 27, 2020 |

Who is brave enough to tackle Everest’s faecal time bomb? In the June 2013 issue of National Geographic, Mark Jenkins…

The annual outbreak of veisalgia on New Year’s Day

By George Winter | Jan 6, 2020 |

Descriptions of the effects of alcohol in medical literature are many and varied hroughout 2019 I had been deferential to…

Environmentalism is a cry from the soul

By George Winter | Oct 22, 2019 |

Public services, such as healthcare, should understand the impact they have on the environment In May 1982, after Argentina had…

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