The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.
We have been so busy, I decided to aim for a monthly digest for our Moutons No More page. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last month?
- A blog post on functional illiteracy and what it means for science communicators;
- A new episode of the podcast on the health virtues of chocolate (are there any?) and what science says can help prevent or treat a cold or the flu;
- An article in the Montreal Gazette on the dangers of bad science reporting when it comes to cholesterol-lowering medication;
- An article in Medscape on clinical trial acronyms;
- An appearance by Chris on CJAD’s Gang of Four, talking about the health care system;
- An article in the Montreal Gazette on chocolate;
- A video disentangling the concepts of relative and absolute risk;
- A brand-new weekly video blog series by Jonathan, with the first two instalments discussing the importance of science communication and John Grisham’s latest “novel”, The Tumor;
- An episode of CBC Marketplace in which Chris undergoes sleep deprivation to show its effect on medical personnel;
- And, finally, The Body of Evidence is now… on Instagram!
We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.
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