Archive for November, 2008

Blueberries & Memory Loss

November 29, 2008

[BPSDB] I dunno. You wait all month for some media over-interpretation of research, then you get two helpings in quick succession. I have pv of badscience to thank for posting this link which states that:

“Scientists claim blueberries activate learning and memory in the brain. Eating blueberries can reverse memory loss and may have implications in the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s, University of Reading scientists claim.” (more…)

More From Madeleine Portwood

November 28, 2008

[BPSDB] I was lurking on the bad science forum again today (been off work with a stinker of a cold) and found a link to this, a claim that children are not developing their physical co-ordination as rapidly as they used to. (more…)

Self-Referencing Woo

November 4, 2008

[BPSDB]Most people know that a lot of stuff on the internet, particularly in the fields of nutrition and health, should be taken with a truckload of salt. But what are sceptics to do when they find an unusual claim? Just because a claim is out on left-field does not mean it is wrong. (more…)