1. Warm, inclusive, healthy skepticism for an evidence-based life
In a nutshell: High visibility clothing seems to reduce your risk of accidents on a bicycle.
Many of the topics I write about come from the books I have read. Some of the subjects relate to academic papers and reports but I do love to read and there are some fantastic non-fiction books out there. Since the Blokeology website was created I've always used...
Blokeology is all about an evidence-based approach to life and health. And the skepticism is a ‘healthy’ one – I hope it is a warm and inclusive skepticism rather than a combative and polarising influence. Blokeology is my effort to explore, in my own little corner of the internet, how to live a decent, healthy life that doesn’t screw over too many other people and fits with the evidence.
Let’s make leaving Facebook a positive event. It’s too easy to linger on the negativity of Facebook: the 1.5 million videos swiftly uploaded of a terrorist attack; the privacy invasions and selling of our personal details; or the deleterious effect on our mental...
I’ve just finished reading Cal Newport’s book Digital Minimalism° for the second time and I thought I’d jot down a few notes and ideas. I wanted to set out the steps I’m making as a consequence of reading it. I won’t re-iterate his ideas and suggestions here - I’d...
In a nutshell: A finger up your bum to examine your prostate is not a great way to screen for prostate cancer. We need better screening options.
In a nutshell: If you are colour blind then you are more likely to present with later stage bladder cancer.
In a nutshell: Novice runners who were found to be ‘pronators’ are not more likely to get injured.
I was delighted to jump on board with the Modern Wisdom podcast for an episode. Chris Williamson and I chatted about all things related to workplace pain, sitting at desks, eye strain and headaches, and how to be a bit more productive.
I love this academic paper. It’s a great example of a topic that you might not even think to apply evidence. It's an important one though: how can you avoid blisters when running? Worthing RM, Percy RL, Joslin JD. Prevention of Friction Blisters in Outdoor Pursuits -...
Ever wondered why you are rubbish at cricket? Perhaps you are are colour blind. With 8% of the male population known to be colour vision deficient in some way, seeing a red ball against a green background isn’t always easy. And there is some research to back up your claims that you need to field close when they try to send you down to cow corner.
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My name is Euan Lawson and I am a British doctor. I don’t do hokum but I can offer some inspiration, some motivation, and a solid dose of evidence-based insight.
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