Quick Thoughts

Carly Maryhew’s Open letter to TEDxBristol regarding Esther Crawley’s “Disrupting Your View of ME” presentation

Calling out another example of TEDx talks falling dreadfully short of their advertised “Only good science.”

Unethical: Why Bristol University SMILE trial should not have been conducted with chronically ill children

If it should have been conducted at all, the first clinical trial of Lightning Process should not have been conducted with chronically ill children. Safety and efficacy had neither been established with adults, nor healthy children.

Bristol University should start cleaning up its clinical trial registries by publishing two psychosocial intervention studies

A story in the feisty Bristol Cable revealed Bristol University ignores its responsibilities to publish results of clinical trials. A follow up story announced the university’s pledge to remedy the situation. The investigation of hidden data excluded psychosocial intervention trials. But here are two trials for which publication is overdue.

Bristol Uni refuses to disclose how much money paid for quack therapy in SMILE clinical trial

University of Bristol refuses to disclose how much money was paid for quack Lightning Process treatment in clinical trial that remains on published.

Why patients should not enroll in a clinical trial of video gaming treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome

Patients have right to decline to participate in a clinical trial that is scientifically unsound, likely to contribute misinformation to the existing scientific literature, and that has unresolved safety concerns.