QEDcon 2016

After about 13 hours of sleep post-QED, I started to write some words about it! 6 years in a row. A strange feeling walking back into a hotel room like one I stayed in 3 years ago, but quickly settling into familiarity, largely because of all the friendly faces to see and hugs to give/receive. I …

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Sense About Science: Fad Diets

Diets on the internet: You might as well make them up. Sense about Science have a new (ish, I'm a bit slow off the mark on this one!) campaign focus - exposing the claims behind fad diets. Many societies currently have a problem with nutrition. In places where food is abundant, or supermarkets and fast …

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Healthy Evidence Forum

Sense About Science have launched a new discussion forum today, called Healthy Evidence: "We are very pleased to tell you that NHS Choices Behind the Headlines have asked us to partner with them on a new online forum to help people understand the science behind health claims and connect them with expertise. Healthy Evidence is …

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Scientists cure cancer but no-one notices

The Cancer Research UK Science Update Blog has published an excellent post by Kat Arney on cancer conspiracies - here it is, plus some other excellent pieces: There's no conspiracy - sometimes it just doesn't work (Kat @ CRUK) For follow-up, a post about the top 10 Cancer Myths by Kat and Olly. Must-read. Another great resource is now …

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ALL the trials!

Be aware of this new and incredibly important campaign: alltrials. It’s time all clinical trial results are reported. Patients, researchers, doctors and regulators everywhere in the world will benefit from publication of clinical trial results. Please sign the petition Please do. Doctors cannot prescribe the most suitable treatments, if they don't know what the most …

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