Though the effectiveness of many treatments varies widely across individuals, treatments are rarely rigorously evaluated on a personal basis. Instead, pressed for time, physicians rely on trial and error testing. But protocols for personal experiments are simple, and their benefits are well documented.
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Why aren’t n-of-1 experiments already common for chronic conditions?
Because many treatments’ effects vary depending on the individual, some researchers argue that effectiveness should be evaluated per patient. Yet a simple evaluation protocol that’s been tested and refined for 30 years, called an n-of-1 trial, is rarely used. Why?
Starving for light
Who you gonna believe, this gadget or your lying eyes? You live in an cocoon made of steel, glass, rubber and wood. Seduced by the simplicity of electric lights and herded by a tight schedule, you see only slivers of sunlight as you hustle to school or work each day. You think your life is […]