Category: Sense About Science
February 6, 2016
Why Breastfeeding Should Be Like Cardiac Rehab
After a heart attack, no one argues against the benefit of a cardiac rehabilitation program. Such programs offer education and support for an individual to achieve a healthy outcome, and generally start in hospital before a patient is discharged. Programs are free of charge, supported by numerous government agencies and charities, and no one gives … Read more
January 7, 2016
Want to Work Smarter? Understand Your Circadian Rhythm
What do we have in common with plants, fungi and cyanobacteria? The circadian rhythm, a built-in, 24 hour cycle that regulates our physiological functioning. Taken from the Latin circa meaning ‘around’ or ‘approximately’, and dies meaning ‘day’, all living things function under the influence of this internal clock. Though you may believe your circadian rhythm … Read more
December 19, 2015
A holiday appeal from all at OSE – support the AllTrials campaign
As 2015 continues to rush by, we turn our minds away from our day-to-day activities and consider what small changes we can make in 2016 that will make the world just so slightly better.
One of the most important campaigns that continued to gain pace in 2015 was AllTrials, established by the lovely people at Sense About Science, who aim to ‘equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion’.