Grace Gawler Institute – Alternative MedicineTed Talk: Battling Bad Science Ben Goldacre

Entertaining and rational: This Ted Talk by Ben Goldacre highlights the issues faced by people who want to get healthier as well as being a useful thought-provoking topic for cancer patients who need to get accurate advice – Just who do you listen to? Goldacre looks at both sides of the evidence-based medical/health equation teasing apart the inconsistencies and often irrationalities.
Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry. Enjoy!

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