Amanda Cruden

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Scientists voice fears over ethics of drug trials remaining unpublished

Almost a third of large clinical trials in the US still not published five years after being finished, scientists write in BMJ<p>Drug companies and other organisations that carry out clinical trials are violating their ethical obligation to the people who take part by failing to publish the results, …

Daily Wail: why do headlines in the right-wing press wind us up?

Working mothers and overpaid doctors might get under the Daily Telegraph's collar, but the headlines miss the point<p>It's easy to get steamed up over headlines in the right-wing press, but sometimes it's what they're telling you that's irritating you – not the newspapers' attitude. One that recently …

Researchers Find A Gene For Obesity

Just what we always wanted: a empirical reason why we binge-eat that isn't our fault.<p>Researchers at the University of Copenhagen set out on what seemed like a simple task: to find out if overeating is linked to any genetic difference. Four years and 1,200 pigs later (yeah, we'll get to that), they …

Genetics

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

Brigham Young University

Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee

Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number.<p>That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by <i>Science</i>, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science …

Understanding anxiety and mental health stigma

On the one hand, anxiety is a serious and debilitating disorder. On the other, it can be a useful evolutionary response to threat. Understanding how anxiety works might help to destigmatise mental health issues<p>If you look at the facts and figures on the mental health charity Mind's website, you'll …