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Tue 7th Jul 2009

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Who's the biggest airline?

Ryanair is claiming to be twice the size of British Airways, reports Kevin Done in the Financial Times.

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Wed 1st Jul 2009

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GP survey flawed, minister admits

Health minister Mike O'Brien has admitted in an interview with Pulse

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Tue 30th Jun 2009

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Wha's like us?

As if to prove that not all Scots die prematurely of a surfeit of deep-fried Mars bars, the General Register Office for Scotland has published today a list of

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Mon 29th Jun 2009

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Regional imbalances

Government spending is set to rise to 50 per cent of GDP in 2010-11, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. In 2007-08 it was 41.1 per cent.

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Tue 16th Jun 2009

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Unemployment rates up

The latest labour market statistics, issued by ONS today, show that unemployment rose by 232,000 between February and April 2009, while number in employment fell by 271,000 comparded to the three months to January.

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Sun 14th Jun 2009

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Failing to Figure

Civitas has published a report by Mervyn Stone, Emeritus Professor of Statistics at University College London accusing  the Government of "sidelining honesty and truth" in major poli

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Sun 14th Jun 2009

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Is your study really necessary?

Medical research is repetitive, often poorly designed, fails to take account of earlier evidence and produces results not fit for purpose, report Sir Iain Chalmers of the James Lind Library in Oxford and Professor Paul Glasziou in The Lancet online (June 15). 

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Fri 12th Jun 2009

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Sample sizes need better justification

Authors of research papers in the medical literature seldom explain how they have determined the sample size to ensure their studies have the necessary statistical power, complains an epidemiologist in a letter to BMJ. 

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Thu 11th Jun 2009

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WHO declares swine flu a pandemic

The World Health Organisation  has declared the current outbreak of flu a pandemic - signifying that it is spreading in more than one region of the world.

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Sat 6th Jun 2009

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Trampoline trauma

Never share a trampoline, say researchers from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

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