Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 17:13

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Disease clusters: chasing after shadows

Clusters of anything – suicides, birth defects, diseases – are a magnet to journalists.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 15:02

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Different strokes for different folks

“Stroke takes enormous toll on Hollywood stars” reads a press release for a study pr

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/12/2010 - 14:22

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Do mothers’ mobiles beget badly-behaved babies?

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I never travel without my copy of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 26/10/2010 - 16:52

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Fishing for significance

Fish and the oils it contains are supposed to be good for mothers-to-be and their children.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 07/07/2010 - 16:46

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Dame Deirdre’s still-unanswered questions on swine flu

Dame Deirdre Hine’s report on the 2009 Influenza Pandemic  makes a strong appeal for publication of the analyses on which the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) relied, a

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 13/01/2010 - 16:54

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SADly, this trial won't prove anything

Gloomy winter days beget a gloomy mood in many people. But the Meteorological Office has an answer.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 07/01/2010 - 10:43

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Autism: more cases, or more diagnoses?

Is the rise in diagnoses of autism the result of changing diagnostic practice, rather than any sinister environmental cause? New evidence from California points in that direction.  

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 17/08/2009 - 15:57

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A slice of ham from the WCRF

“Don’t give your children ham” says the World Cancer Research Fund today, claiming that 3,700 cases of bowel cancer a year could be prevented in the UK if everyone ate less than 70g of processed meat a week.

David Spiegelhalter :: Thu, 13/08/2009 - 07:56

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Question marks over Corby judgement

On July 29, The Hon Mr Justice Akenhead ruled in the High Court that Corby Borough Council had been negligent in their handling of toxic waste from Corby’s reclamation of the sites of abandoned steel works.