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Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics

By Tom Chivers How should scientists and journalists report risk? The way in which a statistic is presented can entirely change how alarming it sounds. And too often, both newspapers and scientific journals choose the most alarming, but least informative, way. For instance, according to a widely reported study published in the BMJ this month, if… Read More »

Wimbledon champ Ken Flach's widow speaks out on tennis great's sepsis death

At the time of his death, ATP World Tour President Chris Kermode said Flach would be “remembered as one of the great U.S. doubles players in the history of our sport.”  (Courtesy: Christina Flach) Ken Flach’s death at the age of 54 this spring shocked not only his wife and close-knit family and friends, but… Read More »