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Media coverage: Wakfield’s MMR study described as ‘elaborate fraud’

Peter Griffin posted in on January 7th, 2011.

The British Medical Journal has described Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 study, in which the MMR vaccine was linked to autism, as an ‘elaborate fraud’. An editorial in the journal stated that the results of his experiment were not simply a product of mistake,  and that his ‘misreporting was gross’.  It is thought that his motivation may […]

Obesity hurts our sex lives

Peter Griffin posted in on June 21st, 2010.

It is well established that obesity can negatively affect a person’s quality of life, health and life expectancy. New research, however, suggests that it is also bad for a person’s sexual health. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at the sexual behaviour of over 12,000 French men and women aged between 18 […]

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