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Battling Bad Science (The Video)

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Here's doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre making the case (in a TED talk) for real science — the kind that "critically appraises the evidence for someone else's position" — and against "crazy, wacky" newspaper headlines, for instance, the ones that say coffee both prevents and causes cancer. (There's also a funny aside about a dead cat called Hettie and her medical credentials.)

This program aired on October 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Rachel Zimmerman Twitter Health Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for Bostonomix.

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