Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
VoYS partners 2013
We are grateful to the following organisations for their support of the VoYS programme and workshops in 2013:
Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Beltane Public Engagement Network
British Institute of Radiology
British Toxicology Society
Edinburgh Napier University
Heriot Watt University
Institute of Physics
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
The John Innes Centre
Manchester Metropolitan University
Medical Research Council
Queen Margaret University
Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Society for Applied Microbiology
Society for Endocrinology
Society for Experimental Biology
Society for General Microbiology
Society of Biology
Society of Chemical Industry
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Manchester
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
Top tip 1: Ask for Evidence. If you’re being sold a product or asked to believe a claim then you deserve to know whether it’s based on evidence – or imagination.
Top tip 2: Detox. It’s a marketing myth – our body does it without pricey potions and detox diets.
Top tip 3: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.
Top tip 4: Cleansing. You shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair.
Top tip 5: If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.