Health

Start 2021 the right way: scrap those plans to go on a diet

Starting the New Year with a diet can be setting yourself up for failure - instead, ask yourself what makes you happy, and what you and your body need.

How to spot medical misinformation in a pandemic: our top 10 tips

As medical misinformation and dubious claims continue to spread, we present our guide to help you separate fact from fiction.

We all need good hand hygiene, but antibacterial soap is a waste of time

My partner recently bought antibacterial handwash. It turns out I have unnecessarily strong feelings on antibacterial soap.

Anti-vaxxers are dangerously wrong, but we should be wary of writing them off as stupid or selfish

If we want to be effective in countering anti-vaxxers, we need to understand their arguments, and why people believe them.

Despite scare stories from holistic dentists, cavitations probably don’t exist

Holistic dentists scare patients with warnings about cavitations - but the evidence for the existence of cavitations is flimsy at best

The COVID-19 vaccines are a sign for cautious optimism – but it is still early days

Three COVID-19 Vaccines have shown some very promising results, and we should rightly feel optimistic, but we aren't at the finish line yet

From scam product ads to conspiracy theories, misinformation always adapts to survive

The techniques developed by affiliate marketers to spread scam products mirrors the way in which conspiracy theories nimbly adapt to spread misinformation

So you’re stress eating during a global pandemic

During this intensely stressful time, it's important to remember that seeking comfort in food is not unusual, and it's not sign of moral failure.

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