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5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

Researchers test fitness trackers, MPs call for regulation of social media, and more UK news briefs

Researchers test the accuracy of activity trackers. A BBC Wales programme saw researchers from the Aberystwyth University test the accuracy of the Fitbit Charge 2, Letscom HR and Letsfit activity trackers this week. Results showing the number of calories burned by 12 participants while walking and running on a treadmill were compared, and Dr Rhys Thatcher,… Read More »