The dangers of anecdotal evidence

Occasionally (too often) a newspaper publishes a story that is just downright irresponsible. This story from the Daily Express fits into this category.

‘I beat cancer by eating pineapples’ Brave woman, 31, shuns chemotherapy to self-medicate

Daily Express – 30/03/15

Any reader of this blog will understand that this is rubbish, but it’s worth looking at why anecdotal stories like this are useless as evidence for therapy. Continue reading