Healing the body through the mind

Would you subject yourself to hypnosis to improve your health? I’m not sure I would. I don’t like the idea of submitting my mind to unconscious suggestion. But I have been challenged to think again. In her excursion into the science of mind and body, the science journalist Jo Marchant has discovered some surprising therapies involving… Read More

The faltering promise of science

‘The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue’. So wrote Richard Horton, the highly regarded editor of one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, The Lancet. Having participated in a symposium on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research, he and his fellow participants were… Read More