Battling bad science

What is your response to the following statements?

“Housework prevents cancer”,
“Shopping could make men impotent”.

Ben Goldacre explains how “scientific” statements like the above can mislead us, give us false hopes and empty our pockets. The following presentation is an eye opener and dives in to the unethical practices of the pharmaceutical companies. Kostas Rizopoulos DPT

Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science
“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.” (TED Ideas worth Spreading)
“The placebo effect is one of the most fascinating things in the whole of medicine. It’s not just about taking a pill, and your performance and your pain getting better. It’s about our beliefs and expectations. It’s about the cultural meaning of a treatment.” (Ben Goldacre)

ted photo Battling bad science