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Ben Goldacre:
Battling bad science

TEDGlobal 2011 · 14:19 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science
14:19 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 37 languages

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Ben Goldacre unpicks dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks. Full bio
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