Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Mobile phones and cancer – the latest non-evidence

The latest instalment of a long-running technology health scare finds the BBC web site telling us that Mobiles ‘may cause brain cancer’. This isn’t exactly new. We’ve been worried that mobile phones can cause brain tumours for a couple of decades now. First studies say they do. Then they say they don’t. What’s the evidence […]

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Alcohol and the media – the ugly truth

This morning’s report on the Today programme that “one-in-10 of all cancers in men and one-in-33 of all cancers in women are caused by past or current alcohol intake” must have come as a bit of a shock (source: BMJ). After all, it was only a month or so ago that we were told that […]