How accurately have the media reported on the link between dentures and frailty? This blog by Neelam Khan looks at the evidence behind the claim that “Dentures put wearers at risk of malnutrition because they can’t chew healthy food”.
Since the beginning of their partnership, the media and medical research have endured a rocky relationship, with many questioning their current compatibility. But what does the future hold for these two?
This week the media ran multiple stories about a research study that may help us crack the secrets of ageing. Heidi takes a look at these articles to see if humans could be eternally youthful in the near future.
This week the media proclaimed that scientists had made a breakthrough that could ‘halt leukaemia in its tracks’ but what’s the evidence?
This week the media picked up on health risks associated with consumption of fizzy drinks – the Scots among us may use the term ‘fizzy juice’; I call it ‘pop’. Perhaps an example of my own personal bias, I thoroughly expected these articles to be riddled with inaccuracies; maybe they would even go so far […]
Sense About Science brings free media workshops focussing on ‘Standing Up for Science’ to early-careers researchers in the UK – Heidi reviews the workshop.
If you’ve read a newspaper or seen the news over the couple of weeks there’s a good chance you’ll have seen a few pretty terrifying headlines related to Alzheimer’s disease… So can you really catch Alzheimer’s disease from blood transfusions, dental visits or surgery? In short: no. Here’s how we know: 1. This was a very […]