Tag Archives: Evidence

Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The equipment is widely used to operate on patients with various malignancies, from breast cancer to prostate cancer. Yet there have long been questions about how well doctors are trained on the machines,… Read More »

The delusion of detoxing: There’s no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

Timothy Caulfield felt as if blood was pooling in his brain. He was hanging upside down by his ankles, his gravity boots strapped to a bar, and his crew was worried he might kill himself. In theory, inversion therapy claims to detoxify and drain the lymphatic system, and decongest the organs. But, while many detox… Read More »

The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China (Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography)

Since the 1990s China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking treatment for impotence. Everett Yuehong Zhang argues in The Impotence Epidemic that this trend represents changing public attitudes about sexuality in an increasingly globalized China. In this ethnography he shifts discussions of impotence as a purely neurovascular phenomenon to a… Read More »