Archive for January, 2014

The Not So Clear Cut Link Between Mouthwashing and Heart Attacks

January 27, 2014

According to the Mail on Sunday, mouthwashes are a major health hazard. I’m not convinced. (more…)

The Science Behind the DNA Weight Loss Diet

January 13, 2014

I have now read the pdf on the science behind the DNA diet. I am now thinking that there may be something to it but that something is a little underwhelming and referring to advice based on it as “individually tailored” is a bit of a stretch. (more…)

DNA-Tailored Diets? I Don’t Think So!

January 8, 2014

It’s January so once again the dubious diet aids are being wheeeled out. The latest is a diet and exercise regime tailored to your DNA. This story has appeared in the Daily Mail and Metro as well as the Manchester press though currently the Daily Mail link is broken (I have emailed them about it) and it does not appear on the Metro’s website. (more…)

Strange Attempt to Link Bad Science to a Suicide

January 7, 2014

A blogger appears to be blaming the Bad Science forum for a suicide. (more…)

2013 in review

January 1, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.