In episode 374, Mike and James get high by delving into a systematic review of medical cannabinoids. We put a flame to the evidence, munch on all the data and get the giggles around what the evidence actually shows. The bottom line is, there is evidence for its use in pain, nausea and vomiting, and spasticity but the evidence is at best stoned.

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In episode 373, Mike and James get back to the last of the listener questions. We talk about vaginal infections, statins (of course), diabetes, medical education, alcohol hand sanitizers and TPA yet again. As always, we leave everyone with more questions than before we started – you have to love healthcare.

In episode 372, James and Mike get back to even more listener questions. We talk about lipids, CBC screening, NNTs for lots of treatments, spinal manipulation and other medical podcasts. Yet again we hopefully leave the audience with more answers than questions.

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In episode 371, James and Mike get back to listener question. We talk about iron, TPA, big blood pressure numbers, antipsychotics and lab measurements. Hopefully we leave the audience with more answers than questions.

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1) Are we giving too much iron? Low-dose iron therapy is effective in octogenarians

In episode 370, Mike and James decide to follow their New Year’s resolution by trying to present some new studies in a useful and thoughtful way – in other words, a PREMIUM podcast. We talk about a trial of pregabalin for sciata, a trial of intra-articular steroid injections for knee pain, romosozumab/alendronate for fractures and antibiotics for small abscesses.

In episode 369, James and Mike ask Tina back again to talk about the tricky and tasty issue of peanut allergies. We talk about the landmark study in this area and then put it into context of all the other evidence we have around this issue. We then discuss what we should likely be recommending when it comes to peanut ingestion in early childhood.

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In episode 368, James and Mike ask Tina to talk about the evidence around sleep training for infant sleep issues. We find out that a simple training method implemented at around six months can have useful benefits for not only the infant but also the parent. Check it out.

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In episode 367, Mike and James talk about the latest cardiovascular medication canakinumab, and a systematic review of corticosteroids for the treatment of a sore throat. And to really make it PREMIUM we throw in a quick discussion about a new study on the T2DM medication exenatide.

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