Looking for some intellectually stimulating downtime over the New Year weekend? In no particular order, we’ve collated a list of good documentaries relevant to public health. Some are bite-sized, some a bit longer, all enjoyable
Yesterday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified processed meat as a cause of cancer in humans (‘carcinogenic to humans’, a Group 1 carcinogen) and red meat as a probable cause of cancer
This post originally appeared on Mr Epidemiology on 16 April 2012. The negative health effects of sedentary behaviour are a hot topic gaining scientific and popular attention. News outlets have emphasised that sitting is killing us. Given the
Yes, of course. But. Is it somehow more ethical to conduct and publicize a bad study because you honestly don’t know any better? Journals and news outlets are full of small-scale, p-hacked, badly reported studies.
Some people find themselves nodding along with articles like 25 Struggles Only People Addicted to Diet Coke Will Understand. Me, I got that same feeling from reading this Vox piece by Julia Belluz and Sarah
Nutrition is a wonderful playground for people who want to manipulate fear. We need food to live, yet can be poisoned by eating the wrong things. Learning from others which foods are safe and which