And now for something completely different… Saturday morning before kids: //embed.gettyimages.com/embed/107428775?et=gApH8mdmTThdZUvZahfbhA&viewMoreLink=on&sig=rVaKj4q2iFG_LQixz61Msi5YxO9SjWoxCtBclfuguhQ= View image | gettyimages.com 10.30am SB: *yawn* I’m tired, can we skip that party tonight and watch a DVD? MrSB: ok SB: Cool, let’s have a lie in, then get Dim Sum and play Mario Karts all day. MrSB: ok Saturday morning after kids:… Continue reading Saturday Morning
Time for the second instalment of my “how to spot a dodgy science/health story” series. This one is more well known than Publication By Press Release and is one of the first questions to ask of any article claiming a new discovery kills, cures or otherwise alters your health: Was this study done on humans… Continue reading A Mum’s Guide To Dodgy Science: From Petri Dishes To People
If I was pregnant at the moment I suspect I’d find today’s headlines pretty scary. They report that giving birth at the weekend, something most women can not control or predict, puts babies lives at risk. It would be great if we could dismiss this as yet another case of media hype, a rouge press… Continue reading Don’t Fear Sunday’s Child – A Look At Today’s Headlines On Weekend Births
Sometimes, it sucks being a grown up. I’ve actually had enough time to write some blog posts recently but other events have left me with a lack of motivation for anything other than eating cake and reading Tudor crime novels under a blanket (it’s a fairly niche slump). Anyway, in an attempt to drag myself… Continue reading A Mum’s Guide To Dodgy Science: Publication By Press Release
I’ve seen links to images by American photographer Eric Pickersgill a few times now on social media. He took photos of people looking at their smartphones but removed the phones. It’s supposed to highlight now strange and lonely smart phones can make us, how we can be in the presence of friends, family or lovers yet… Continue reading The Loneliness Of the Smart Phone User?
I was really disappointed to read this article today in the Guardian, The general gist is that some doctors think acupuncture works and should be available on the NHS with all doctors learning at least a little about it in training and midwives being trained to administer it to ease labour pain. According to the… Continue reading Acupuncture For All – On the NHS?
Getting back to nature seems to be increasingly important to many people. Wander about health advice on the internet or in print and you’ll soon find stories about how eating, living and parenting like our wilder ancestors will make us happier and healthier. That we can, if we learn from them, get back to a… Continue reading Why It’s Not Science V Nature