Welcome to “The Fun Police”. This blog  and website grew out of the OEHScience  academic blog I have been running for the  past four years. The articles on here grow out of my daily  academic work in epidemiology, exposure  assessment and public health; just with a  bit of a spin. As such, you fill find this  website to be completely biased,  unrepresentative of any topic or academic  discipline, and basically just a reflection  of my interests. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless, and I  welcome any feedback.....  Frank  
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The Mesmerist (6.5/10)

In the summer of 1837, a French visitor -  the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet -  arrived in London to promote an exotic  new idea: mesmerism. 
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 May ‘18 Ah Man! Does

that cause cancer too?!

Last week a new study was published  describing the results of a survey of the English  general population asking them “What causes  cancer?”. That’s technically now what they  asked, but you get the idea. The study made  the national news, and may have reached an  international audience as well, and for  example was covered by the BBC as follows  Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research  suggests
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June ‘18 Electrification and the

diseases of other causes...

In 2010 a new hypothesis was published that ‘diseases of  civilisation’, including cancers, cardiovascular disease  and diabetes, were caused by the electrification of  society. Recently, a new book was published that builds  on that hypothesis. Let’s have a look at some of the data  used to build that hypothesis in a bit more detail, shall  we....
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