Browsing All posts tagged under »science«

A meal to (never) die for

May 8, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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New edition of the classic work on why people seem to do such stupid things, even those in power. Go to: http://www.funpolice.eu/books.htm

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 […]

New Book: Epidemiology of Electromagnetic Fields

June 11, 2014

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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 […]

Quantifying the value of research

January 8, 2013

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