Battling Bad Science (The Video)

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.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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