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 […]