Once a “fact” is in the electronics cuttings library it makes regular reappearances.
False statistics inundate our lives. They gush like a torrent from government ministries on to front pages the world over. Never, or rarely, is there enough time to check them all.
A spate of press reports this month warned of dire consequences for women if public spending cuts lead to public sector job losses.
There’s an odd argument in the letters column of The Guardian today from Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality between men and wome
“Contrary to popular belief and previous Government reports, juries actually convict more often than they acquit in rape cases” concludes Professor Cheryl Thomas of University Col
Women making up as they drive cause 450,000 accidents a year, according to today's Daily Express.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to infections of all sorts, because their immune systems are suppressed. That means that the H1N1 flu epidemic could strike disproportionately hard at women who are pregnant, and that every effort should be made to monitor cases carefully.