Failure to communicate

I attended a seminar on the chilling effects of libel this evening, hosted by the Science Gallery in TCD. Simon Singh spoke about his successful fight against the British Chiropractic Association, and Peter Wilmshurst spoke of his ongoing battle with NMT Medical, a US medical devices maker. Two lawyers also addressed the gathering. After a […]

Bless You

The trouble with the latest health scare (I mean swine flu, not the HSE considering shutting down a dozen emergency rooms) is that it’s hard to know how seriously to take it. After SARS and bird flu, I suspect most of the population has become skeptical of influenza epidemics, seeing as no more than this […]