Browsing All posts tagged under »epidemiology«

New blog post “Electrification and the diseases of other causes…”

June 22, 2018


In 2010 a new hypothesis was published that ‘diseases of civilisation’, including cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, were caused by the electrification of society. Recently, a new book was published that builds on that hypothesis. Let’s have a look at some of the data used to build that hypothesis in a bit more detail, shall […]

A meal to (never) die for

May 8, 2017


Clean eating, raw food, paleo, and, I‘d imagine, quite a lot of other such diets and lifestyles  seem to be everywhere nowadays; whether it is a friend telling you that you just “have to do this, because…”, or whether it is in twitter, facebook, and tabloid “science updates”. Of course, the most irritating one of these is the […]

New blog post “Epidemiology: a canine intervention”

December 13, 2016


Sometimes, in science, and specifically in epidemiology, all that is needed is a dog’s perspective… …especially when it is about them… Read more my site ‘The FunPolice’ <link> Or direct to article: <link>  

New Fun Police blog post: “How not to die when watching television”

August 5, 2016


Sometime last week the British, and probably international, newspapers were full of stories about new scientific data proving that binge watching (i.e. watching more than one episode of a series at a time, suppose) is detrimental to your health. Just a selection of the headings: “Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists” (BBC)  […]

New Blog Post @ The Fun Police: Medically unexplained symptoms, electricity, and the general population

October 20, 2015


Occasionally, new papers get published about electrohypersensitivity, or, more specifically, idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF). I have written about this before, and we still do not know whether it exists or not (although, I suppose, that depends a bit on who are talking to). Anyway, new paper got published in the journal […]

The Fun Police: Should we trust low to moderate increased risks in observational epidemiology, like ever…?

September 15, 2015


A relatively short post this month, and it is also dealing with something we all know. However, sometimes it is important to reiterate all the stuff everybody already knows. So that they remember them, and you know…everybody actually knows them. So welcome to the wonderful world of residual confounding!   Link to full article: The Fun Police

Review of “Irrationality: the enemy within” on the Fun Police

July 7, 2015


New edition of the classic work on why people seem to do such stupid things, even those in power. Go to: