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Battling Bad Science

September 30, 2011   By Ted Talks

AutismResearch; Therapy & Treatment

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry. While this video is not directly related to the treatment of Autism, much of Dr. Goldacre's discussion is extremely relevant as it is important that we all be mindful of what treatments targetted at autism are and are not based on sound scientific principles.