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News Archive for August 2016

Is it good research? New online tool launched to help people tell good science from bad

Aug 8, 2016

What’s the difference between good and bad quality research? Why do the findings in one study appear to contradict the results in another? Which piece of expert advice should I really trust? Although health research appears in the media almost every day, most people find it difficult to know which studies are good quality, and which ones are not. At present, only a small section of society, mainly clinicians and researchers, are taught how to critically appraise scientific health evidence. Now academics behind a new online tool that will help people “ask the right questions” and “understand and evaluate” health research, hope to change that.

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Distressing sexual problems reported by at least one in ten young people in Britain

Aug 3, 2016

Climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex are main issues, with young people rarely seeking professional help. Around one in ten young men and one in eight young women in Britain who are sexually active have experienced a distressing sexual problem lasting at least three months in the past year, according to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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