Browsing All posts tagged under »Health«

Ah Man! Does that cause cancer too?!

May 5, 2018


Last week a new study was published describing the results of a survey of the English general population asking them “What causes cancer?”. That’s technically now what they asked, but you get the idea. The study made the national news, and may have reached an international audience as well, and for example was covered by […]

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)  […]

Fun Police Book Review: “The Health Gap”

December 23, 2015


The Fun Police finished and reviewed a new book: “The Health Gap” by UCL’s Professor Michael Marmot. And it is a good one I think everyone should read. So if you have not finished your Christmas shopping yet, run the the local bookshop! You can find the full review at The Fun Police site: Read […]

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 […]

Review of “Trust Us We’re Experts” added to the The Fun Police bookshelves

September 14, 2015


Fearless investigative journalists Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber are back with Trust Us, We’re Experts–a gripping exposé of the public relations industry and the scientists who back their business-funded, anti-consumer-safety agendas. There are two kinds of “experts” in question–the PR spin doctors behind the scenes and the “independent” experts paraded before the public, scientists who have been hand selected, cultivated […]