Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is one of the highest grossing dietary supplements in recent years. It is available as a syrup, in gummies, as lollipops, lozenges, etc. But does elderberry actually work?
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Cause and Effect in Health Science How does science answer correlation vs causation? We have all heard the mantra "correlation does not equal causation." This helps to ensure that causation is not assigned where it should not be assigned.
The standard practice of prescribing antibiotics for pediatric ear infections is in conflict with evidence-based medicine, AAP guidelines, and the global standard of care. And it may be causing our children more harm than benefit.
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WHAT IS MEANT BY "EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE?" In plain language, an evidence based model means nothing more than: basing medical decisions on what actually works. Defining Buzzwords "Evidence based medicine" may be one of the latest