March 3, 2014 Leave a comment
February 3, 2014 9 Comments
The UK is still suffering from floods – and these are the worst on record. Each day passes, it feels we are being given news of another storm heading our way and more flood warnings to follow for areas already 3-4ft under water. We have now had some five storms since the end of November and another is due in about 2-3 days. Somerset, Devon and Cornwall will once again feel nature’s wrath. It seems though that the media in the UK is reticent to even mention “Climate Change” in any reporting of the persistent annual flooding. Today, locals have been quick to criticise the lack of action by the Environment Agency and by the government.
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January 30, 2014 2 Comments
Wow, just wow. Somebody has actually gone to the trouble to summarise all clinical trials of the various available supplements and rank them in terms of how useful they are for the conditions they claim to alleviate. At the top are the most effective – claims that have been examined and have very strong evidence for their efficacy. The most conclusive is garlic which is good for blood pressure. At the bottom are those that are close to useless – Vitamin E and Royal Jelly being amongst the most useless. Read more of this post
December 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Very shortly after the publication of this article, the journal received Letters to the Editor expressing concerns about the validity of the findings it described, the proper use of animals, and even allegations of fraud. Many of these letters called upon the editors of the journal to retract the paper. According to the journal’s standard practice, these letters, as well as the letters in support of the findings, were published along with a response from the authors.1 Due to the nature of the concerns raised about this paper, the Editor-in-Chief examined all aspects of the peer review process and requested permission from the corresponding author to review the raw data. The request to view raw data is not often made; however, it is in accordance with the journal’s policy that authors of submitted manuscripts must be willing to provide the original data if so requested.2 The corresponding author agreed and supplied all material that was requested by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief wishes to acknowledge the co-operation of the corresponding author in this matter, and commends him for his commitment to the scientific process.