The Health Files Podcast
About This Show
In a world where we are constantly plugged into the internet and social media, we are bombarded with stories about "new studies" or "new research" in health. Whether we want to or not, these stories impact how we see the world, how we think about science and health and our behavior. But what if the news is wrong?
What can you do? When you see an article with “ a new study shows” or "research shows" in the title, tweet it at me @healthfilespod or use the Contact page, and I promise to do my best to follow up on them. Subscribe to the show on your podcasting app and tune in every other week for a new episode.
Together, let’s break the cycle of misrepresentation of health research in the media.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 06: Innocent Until Proven Carcinogenic
Why do you keep seeing that coffee both causes and prevents cancer? Can you overdose on caffeine? How much is safe? Over the years, I’ve heard so many conflicting reports over coffee's health benefits and possible health risks. Luckily, recently there has been a milestone event that caused most media coverage of the topic - and I’m taking recent as in the summer of 2016 - to come to more or less a consensus. So, once and for all, does it cancer cancer or not? Why do medical studies contradict themselves? Who decides whether something is carcinogenic anyway? Find out in this episode. No interview this week, so it's a nice, short episode! Join us in two weeks for a brand new episode about.. something fascinating. Haven't decided yet:) -------------- I want to hear from you! You can find is on twitter @healthfilespod, the Facebook page is called "the health files podcast", you can use the contact us page on the new website www.thehealthfilespodcast.com, or leave feedback in whatever podcasting app you are using to listen to this show. The intro music is by the Band Broke for free, titled Juparo. The links to all the articles I mention in the show are in the discussion post on the new website www.thehealthfilespodcast.com.