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Behind the Headlines

Your guide to the science that makes the news

Single-injection vaccine device still a long way off

"Scientists invent injection that could deliver every childhood vaccine in one go," reports The Independent. Various media sources have run stories on a new injection they claim could allow...
3 days 1 hour ago

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex

"Women get bored of having sex with their partner after just a year together, a new study suggests," is the rather crass story in the Mail Online. The news is based on research that...
5 days 14 hours ago

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes

"Tattoos could give you cancer, new research suggests," is the entirely unsupported claim from the Mail Online. The news come from a study that found evidence particles from tattoo ink can...
6 days 6 hours ago

No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy

"There is little evidence having the occasional drink while pregnant harms a baby," reports the Mail Online. This follows a review of international research looking at whether low-to-...
1 week 1 day ago

Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends

"It's not what you eat, it's when you eat that matters: study shows timing your meals right is the key to beating obesity," the Mail Online reports. The headline was prompted by a small US...
1 week 2 days ago