Can the courts answer questions that science cannot?Read more "Does talcum powder cause cancer? Let the jury decide…"
Research suggests that it’s the parents who instill kindness and cooperation, rather than selfishness, who are more successful at passing on their values to their kids.Read more "Do parents have children like them? Well, the kind ones do…"
Maybe it’s time to start baby -proofing our flat….Read more "Having a daughter makes you more risk-averse"
Scientists in Japan have developed a new method which could help to reduce the impact of myelomeningocele – by converting cells from the amniotic fluid into skin cells to make a personalised skin graft.Read more "Scientists create a skin patch from stem cells to repair spina bifida"
New research reveals how bitter tasting chemicals could potentially help delay the onset of premature labourRead more "Bitter taste receptors and premature labour"
It’s the UK’s most popular colic remedy – but does it work? The Geekfather investigates…Read more "Infacol – the evidence, and why it doesn’t matter"
Apologies for the long delay between this post and the last – allow me to explain…Read more "Waiting for firstborns – and why we shouldn’t care about due dates"
You never know, some of them might be true!!Read more "7,382 ways to tell if you’re having a boy or a girl"
Let’s imagine you’re a football manager, and you’re looking to buy a solid goalscorer to take your team to the top of the table. Agents for two strikers approach you with their stats: Striker A has a goalscoring success rate of 68%, whereas Striker B has a 75% success rate. “Great” you think, “I’ll go […]Read more "Why the ‘IVF success rate’ may not be what you think it is"
Fertility treatment add-ons are offered on the basis that they increase the chances of having a baby. But are these claims always backed up by good evidence? BBC Panorama investigates…Read more "Fertility treatment add-ons"