Industry influence can make drugs look safer and more effective than they really are. So where can doctors and the public turn to for reliable information? ask Adam Dunn and Florence Bourgeois.
As much as technology can improve the health system, it can also have deadly side effects, write Enrico Coiera and Farah Magrabi.
Close to half of the tests ordered by doctors on the day of a patient's discharge from hospital are not looked at again, UNSW research has found.
Open sharing of medical clinical trial data would lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems, write Adam Dunn and Enrico Coiera.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are being co-opted by UNSW researchers to improve the nation's health.
Researchers from UNSW have found that while Internet searches bring up a variety of useful materials, people pay more attention to information that matches their pre-existing beliefs.