Basic Income: Lets Not do a Pilot Project

Politudes Commentary by Terrance Hunsley Since the election of the Trudeau government, there has been increased interest in the concept of basic income (also known as guaranteed income, and negative income tax). The confluence of liberal governments in Ottawa and seven provinces, as well as two NDP governments, suggests that a political consensus may be … More Basic Income: Lets Not do a Pilot Project

Research Chronicles disappointments in Prevention of Dementia – Cochrane Collaboration

The Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group of a global network of evaluation scientists (the Cochrane Collaboration) recently completed a systematic review of community and in clinic research to determine if giving cholesterol – lowering drugs (statins, specifically) to older people who were considered at risk of dementia but still with normal cognition, would prevent the … More Research Chronicles disappointments in Prevention of Dementia – Cochrane Collaboration

Cochrane Review of Smoking and Mental Illness: More Questions than Answers

A recently completed Cochrane Collaboration systematic review led by the Schizophrenia Group, was unable to come up with enough high quality evidence to indicate whether professional advice provided to people with serious mental illness is effective in reducing smoking among that population. However they did point out that people with serious mental illness are about … More Cochrane Review of Smoking and Mental Illness: More Questions than Answers