Anti-abortion campaigners in New York have recently been shocked by the discovery that 41 per cent of pregnancies in the city end in terminations.
Statistics are supposed to inform debate, and guide policy. That’s why we collect them.
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I never travel without my copy of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Occasional drinking in pregnancy does no harm, report the Daily Mail, the Herald, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph today.
There’s going to be a baby boom next month, according to many newspapers – the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Daily Telegraph.
The Royal College of Midwives has taken a pot at the use of flawed evidence used to discourage women from giving birth at home.
Last month’s least likely claim appeared in The Times (9 July, below).
A formal complaint has been made to The Lancet’s Ombudsman over a paper on the risks of Caesareans that was the subject of a critical analysis by Straight Statistics.