Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Health and medicine
A short guide to why scans and health tests for well people aren't always a good idea.
A guide to weighing up the benefits and harms of health screening programmes.
A guide to weighing up claims about cures and treatments.
A two-page guide that describes homeopathy in a scientific context and explores why some people think it works.
A summary of the evidence surrounding chiropractic treatments.
An introduction to the study and reporting of the H5N1 flu virus.
Countering the pseudoscientific claims made about 'Brain Gym' - a programme of teacher-led physical exercises claimed to improve cognitive abilities.
To mark forty years since the Medicines Act (1968) passed into law in the wake of the thalidomide tragedy we asked doctors, scientists, nurses, patients, professional societies, journal editors, patient groups and other members of the public to tell us why evidence based medicine mattered then and matters now.
Letter from Professor Michael Baum and other scientists to the chief executives of the NHS and Primary Care Trusts raising concerns about the campaigns to increase NHS spending on ‘alternative’ medicine per se.