13. Go on, prove it
With a new miracle cure on every health page, how can you tell what works? Here’s a guide to help you sort science fact from science fiction.
Sangam yoga, green tea enemas or probiotic supplements may be the tabloid treatment of the week, but how do you know whether to hotfoot it to an alternative apothecary or give them the cold shoulder?
Keep taking the tabloids
How do you know which claims to take at face value? Last week you read about a new drug for depression. Today you read it makes people aggressive and suicidal. It can be hard to know what to trust. There have always been quacks and charlatans tricking the vulnerable with ‘miracle’ cures. But it’s also true that many well-meaning people publish information on defeating ...