Bad medicine

That ‘fertility cliff’? It may be more of a gentle slope

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Let’s talk about time. The slow killer, the destroyer of all hope, the pitiless blank-eyed enemy who, with each passing…

Women’s periods don’t sync, period

7 May 2016 9:00 am

So, um. Ladies. I think we need to talk about. Er. You know. Those things? Your monthly… things. Don’t worry.…

IVF can be horrible. Adding a cancer scare to the ordeal is just nasty

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Most of us, if we’re in our 30s or later, know someone who’s had to go through IVF. The fertility…

'Drink eight glasses of water a day'? Don't swallow it!

9 May 2015 9:00 am

We’re all supposed to be knocking back eight glasses a day, right? Wrong, says Tom Chivers

Is reading in bed bad for children's eyes?

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Does reading in dim light really damage your sight? It’s frustratingly hard to know, writes Tom Chivers

Why your phone won't give you cancer (and why people still think it will)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

We can’t be certain yet, but the carcinogenic mobile phone looks more and more like a myth, writes Tom Chivers

Bad Medicine: myth of the warm-up

27 September 2014 8:00 am

There is little evidence that doing gentle exercise before or after real exercise does any good

Use your brain

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Who says we only need 10 per cent of it? It’s time all those myths surrounding neuroscience were dispelled, says Tom Chivers