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One technique for which there is strong evidence is

“We have all been exposed to a study here, a study there. One suggests this intervention is beneficial, the other finds it’s not. This review looked at the totality of literature over last six years and put it to the most rigorous test you can imagine.”And several studies have shown that

As misinformation is often resistant to correction—in particular if a correction challenges a person’s worldview—alternative avenues of dampening the impact of misinformation need to be explored. One promising approach, derived from inoculation theory [,], is to prepare people for potential misinformation by exposing some of the logical fallacies inherent in misleading communications . The rationale of this pre-exposure is that by “inoculating” people in this manner, they will subsequently recogni

, an embryologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, is also sceptical. “It is dangerous to get excited about something before you have sufficient evidence it works,” she says. New techniques often find their way into the fertility clinic without strong evidence, thanks to huge demand from people who are often willing to spend their life savings to have a child, she says.The menopause also comes early – before the age of 40 – for around 1 per cent of women, either becaus

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