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Information overload 'disempowers'

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Are science items in the newspapers misleading, especially when they talk of extending or shortening life by minutes or hours or days? Ben Goldacre, Doctor and author of Bad Science, and Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet debate the harm caused by these types of articles.


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