Browsing All posts tagged under »science«

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 […]

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 “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 […]

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:

The Quest for the “Number 12”

May 2, 2015


  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 […]

New Book: Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields

June 11, 2014


Just a very short intermezzo this time….    If you are interested in electromagnetic fields and health you may want to have a look at a new Book entitled “Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields”, edited by Martin Roosli, and which is now (I think) available as eBook (link) or will be available in the near future […]