- An ailing dog’s best friend
April 6, 2013
Animal lovers are sending pets for hydrotherapy and acupuncture to stave off the effects of old age or to help them recover from accidents
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March 9, 2013
Indian cancer specialists say the penchant for seeking out dubious 'alternate' treatment options for even severe cases of the disease can…
- Pregnant and popping pills
March 9, 2013
The latest findings about drug use during pregnancy have ignited concerns about the effects of medications on the unborn child.
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In Randomised Control Trials (RCT), researchers administer an intervention on a randomly selected group and then compare the results with the situation before or with a 'control' group. Its proponents argue that it is essential for policy to become more evidencebased, and that RCTs test long-held, often faulty, assumptions. TOI-Crest brings you five Important RCTs.
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