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Medical News Today: Investigating ‘spin’ in scientific journals

A recent study investigated “spin” in psychiatry and psychology research papers. The study authors found spin in more than half of the abstracts they analyzed. What impact might this have on doctors’ decisions? Many doctors only have time to read the abstract of a study. As news and media outlets compete for views, they can… Read More »

Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones.… Read More »