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How our brains perceive the truth

How our brains perceive the truth

The rise of “untruths”, fabrications and propaganda has led to a parliamentary inquiry into the “growing phenomenon of fake news”. Yet the disconnect between the “truth” and how we see and read it has always been there. When we read something, we think i

12 February 2017 in Health
 
Private hospital rated ‘outstanding’ while under investigation over death

Private hospital rated ‘outstanding’ while under investigation over death

The family of a man whose death was blamed on negligence at a private London hospital have said they are “horrified” by the decision of a health watchdog to rate the clinic “outstanding”, even as a coroner’s investigation into its conduct and the actions

12 February 2017 in Health
 
Thousands go online for therapy. But does it work?

Thousands go online for therapy. But does it work?

Faced with joining a desperately long NHS waiting list, Joe Rackham opted for online counselling instead. “I just felt that I couldn’t wait any longer – I was motivated and ready to deal with my issues and quite liked the idea of doing so in the comfort

12 February 2017 in Health
 
The day two men talking about cancer on the radio made the nation stop

The day two men talking about cancer on the radio made the nation stop

Making the kids’ tea is not usually a traumatic event, but last Monday I had to stop. Too many tears. On Radio 4’s PM, the journalist Steve Hewlett was being interviewed by the presenter Eddie Mair; Hewlett was describing his recent wedding. It had taken

12 February 2017 in Health
 
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