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Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:06 pm
by Alan
An interesting article on the potential for problems in the pursuit of health.
The article conforms to the aphorism, "those who think they're healthy, haven't had enough tests..."
https://quillette.com/2019/05/17/a-cont ... al-health/

Full disclosure: I wrote a book about medical screening and managed to spend lots of time looking at the data on the seedy side of 'preventive screening.'
One of my physician friends had full praise for my book: "It seems mostly true, and he's not as crazy as one would expect..."
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Re: Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:33 pm
by JTyre
You're so cynical, Alan Cassels. Lets not forget about the many lucky ones who die naturally before anticipatory medicine is deployed,

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Re: Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:54 pm
by Roland
Alan, is this also one of your books? https://www.amazon.ca/Fascism-Alan-Cass ... 088295718X

Do you write about Big Pharma and Fascism?

Re: Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:09 pm
by Alan
No, the 'other' Alan Cassels is a History professor at the U of T who is an expert on Italian fascism.

I don't do Mussolini....

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Re: Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:19 pm
by Roland
Well, that's no fun

Re: Data geeks, look out.

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:31 pm
by Rolf
I think this thread belongs here—among all the sweaty used saddles and premium goods, priced cheap.