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Can snorting sugar cure lung diseases? Should you be terrified of IVF? Are people in Japan really having less sex? Join Gid M-K for the sensationalist science podcast, looking at sensationalist media headlines and the science that sits behind them.

Can snorting sugar cure lung diseases? Should you be terrified of IVF? Are people in Japan really having less sex? Join Gid M-K for the sensationalist science podcast, looking at sensationalist media headlines and the science that sits behind them.
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Australia

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Can snorting sugar cure lung diseases? Should you be terrified of IVF? Are people in Japan really having less sex? Join Gid M-K for the sensationalist science podcast, looking at sensationalist media headlines and the science that sits behind them.

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@senscipod

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 7 - Blue Light Glasses

5/22/2019
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This week Gid looks at spurious claims about blue light being bad for your health and weird sunglasses being the cure. It turns out that light from screens probably isn't all that bad for you and even if it was, sunglasses aren't the cure!

Duration:00:09:40

Episode 6 - Glucosamine

5/15/2019
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This week Gid takes on claims about glucosamine supplementation and heart attacks, and why these pills probably aren't saving your life Study can be found here: https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1628

Duration:00:06:56

Episode 5 - Artificial Sweeteners

5/3/2019
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This week Gid looks at recent claims about artificial sweeteners, and why they're probably not killing you or your kids after all

Duration:00:11:38

Sensationalist Science Episode 4 - Moderate Drinking Myth

4/29/2019
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This week Gid takes on the moderate drinking myth, and why it's unlikely to be true even though we all desperately wish it was. Tune in for your dose of sensationalist science and media madness! Study link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/acps.13034?referrer_access_token=TB6orIjfybVNSl-z5zKw-Ita6bR2k8jH0KrdpFOxC66LIiJKumBkHqgZf9cMsw7h0wSPYrk5_egaBATvX6sVpMb1wYTmSf95rfLuhcrIImK3ji_l8Ffj7rAfxpSyR0M6TUgzJ39p2GByiRvt0Xarmg%3D%3D

Duration:00:10:30

Sensationalist Science Episode 3 - ADHD and Screens

4/23/2019
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This week Gid looks at media madness about screen time and ADHD, and why you shouldn't worry so much about your kids and their devices

Duration:00:08:39

Sensationalist Science Episode 2 - Breast Milk

4/15/2019
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This week, Gid takes on breast milk and human health. While media sources from across the globe have claimed that drinking human breast milk is the newest health craze for adults, it seems like the science is a lot more sensationalist than sensational Study is here:...

Duration:00:10:27

Sensational Science Episode 1 - Snorting Sugar

4/9/2019
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Welcome to the Sensationalist Science podcast. This week, host Gid M-K takes on claims about snorting sugar and lung disease, looks at some of the science behind the headlines, and explains why research in mice isn't quite as useful as some media sources would have you believe.

Duration:00:09:18