Trick or Treatment

June 26, 2015

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The Fun Police’s book shelves have been updated. It took me only one week to finish “Trick or Treatment” by Singh and Ernst. I know, it is an older (2009) book, but it has not lost any of its relevance….sadly enough. Anyway, I loved it, so head over to the book shelves section if you are interested in […]

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New Review added to The Fun Police’s “book shelves”

June 19, 2015

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My review (as usual my opinion only, and thus completely biased) about “Ashes to Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris” has been added to the Public Health “book sh elves” section of the Fun Police: http://www.funpolice.eu/books.htm

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Ok…one more post! The Fun Police’s first article

June 16, 2015

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Just continuing where we left off! Please read “The Story that wasn’t one” on The Fun Police website (direct link). I was asked last week by Sense about Science to comment on a paper that was recently published in something called Jacobs Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Never heard of that journal? Indeed, neither did I. […]

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OEHScience moved: bigger, better and more exciting!

June 16, 2015

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Dear followers, good news! Thanks for your continued support, but as of today, there will be no more posts on the OEHScience blog….. ….that’s not the good news. The blog (and associated website) has been completely re-designed and has been moved to a new address: The Fun Police (www.funpolice.eu) I hope to see you there […]

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The Quest for the “Number 12″

May 2, 2015

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  For a while I was a panel member of a University Ethics Committee (I know, how cool is that!).   Our specific panel dealt with studies at the fringes of social sciences, medicine/epidemiology and psychology, and as a result many of the studies we had to deal with were qualitative in design. Now this […]

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Witches, Prince George of Cambridge, other babies and the full moon

February 5, 2015

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This blog took a little bit longer to sort, because it actually involved some data preparation and statistical analyses (plus Christmas, new year and my birthday), but I hope it is worth the wait. Something I got, for reasons I cannot remember, interested in – out of curiosity rather than professional reasons – is whether […]

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Closing time? A British pub, a pint, some tax and no cigarettes

December 10, 2014

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Today there was much consternation in the UK media about the results from a new report from The Institute of Economic Affairs about the reasons why pubs have been closing in the UK. For example, and as usual for entertainment value, the Daily Mail open with: “Tax and red tape close 6,000 pubs over the […]

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