Health Hell in a handcart is no longer free

When I was deciding whether or not to have back surgery, I relied heavily on BestTreatments and its sister site, Both sites come from the British Medical Journal, and they’re rare in health sites in that they don’t have an agenda, they’re not trying to flog you stuff and they don’t reprint pseudo-scientific bullshit. Instead, they take a simple formula: here’s what we know works, here’s what might work, and here’s stuff that there’s no evidence for whatsoever.

And now, they’re disappearing behind subscriber-only walls because the department of health isn’t willing to fund them any more.