So for those of us who may have indulged in a selection box too many over the festive season, in the hope it won't have had a detrimental effect on our health (or waistlines), there are several very good reasons why health experts and the medical profession have discounted this review.
There is strong evidence that brief music therapy is an effective way to support wellbeing in palliative care patients in hospitals. We also now know that there's initial evidence that music therapy has a positive effect on mood in post-stroke patients.
Open data fuels economic growth. Many believe in the theory and ask for the proof. A new report by Nesta and the ODI adds
Science does not claim to have all the answers. Nor is it just about stars and labs and planets and things that seem far away from us or far removed from our daily lives: it's also about animal behaviours and how our brain works and how we are connected to the planet and whether or not our species will survive climate change.
It is time to focus on the quality of delivery, not issue new policy documents. The process to review and support practitioners working in these specialised courts, which used to be in place and was abandoned, needs to be revitalised. And in revitalising that, the courts themselves need to be re-energised and need to look at new developments in the evidence
As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...
On Monday 10 June a fairly unusual awards ceremony took place. 10 youth projects, all working across the capital, were awarded
Religion and science seem to be at loggerheads again. This time it is evolution that takes centre stage - the creation of
Despite years of attempting to make policy more evidence-based, ministers and civil servants still feel that this is a great area of weakness in government today.
Just look at the evidence, they cry. Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, fulminating against turbulent priests at the weekend in good Thatcher-era style, spluttered that there are people living in expensive houses claiming unemployment benefits.