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5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Short writing exercises reliving happy moments boosted the moods of adults recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. “Recovery is hard,” said lead author Bettina B. Hoeppner, senior research scientist at the institute and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “For the… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Five simple sugar swaps without having to ditch your favourite treats

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the level of sugar in a person’s blood is too high. This can lead to serious complications with the heart, nerves, eyes, feet and kidneys. In order to reduce the risk of complications from occurring, people with type 2 diabetes are advised to follow a diet that… Read More »