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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ben Goldacre on scientific claims and health advice

Here's some recommended listening and viewing:

In this podcast Ben Goldacre uncovers some ways that drug companies mislead doctors and can harm patients. And New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler talks about how to teach kids values and how to make your families happier.

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

Ben Goldacre unpicks dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks.

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