Tagged: cancer

Clash of the anecdotes on vitamin C - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 22, 2010

If you read today’s letters to the Sunday Star Times you’ll see the flip side of anecdotal evidence on the use of intravenous vitamin C to treat serious illness. The letter below illustrates well why it is potentially very dangerous when people make decisions that may impact their health based on anecdotal evidence. Miraculous recoveries and “miracle cures” get all … Read More

Why New Zealand smokers suck the most (infographic) - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Jun 21, 2010

The New Zealand Herald today carried news of interesting research by the tobacco industry which suggests New Zealand smokers have a penchant for cigarettes higher in nicotine than smokers across the Tasman. The Herald adds: The results come from a tobacco industry study… also found New Zealand smokers are exposed to the greatest average amount of tar out … Read More

Interphone – is the mobile industry in for a nasty shock? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 26, 2009

The long-awaited final report of the 10 year-long, 20 million pound Interphone study into whether mobile phone use can cause brain cancer is set to be published before the end of the year, according to reports from the UK over the weekend. The results are expected to cause some concern for the mobile industry and … Read More

Spam Journalism #61 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 14, 2009

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. Don’t you just love it when headlines say the exact opposite of the main body of the article? Mobile phone cancer link charted Studies on whether mobile phones can cause cancer, especially brain tumors, vary widely in quality and there may be [...] … Read More