Yes, bacteria can accumulate on tea towels. But most of the bacteria the researchers found are not responsible for food poisoning or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Comparing companies that receive a tax cut with those that don't isn't the right methodology to conclude that tax cuts create more employment or higher wages.
Reports that a study found baby wipes to be a contributor to childhood allergies were plain wrong. The study didn't test baby wipes, and was done in mice.
A recent study was reported to have found that eating pasta wouldn't make you put on weight, This is actually true, so long as you're following a low GI diet.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
A recent study found a coaching program is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue. So was the study robust?
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
New research shows an association between moderate drinking and long-term brain impairment. But there are a few reasons to be cautious about these findings.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
An association isn't the same as causation – and as far as associations go, the one in this study was pretty weak.
Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing.
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
Some of the headlines are alarming but pregnant women and their doctors should not change their current use of paracetamol on the basis of this paper.
A study claiming "only half your friends like you" made headlines last week. But the data support a humbler, and perhaps happier, story.
A recent study claims most people with melanoma don't have many moles or any atypical moles. But exploring the study in depth shows these conclusions don't have a strong foundation.
Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Before you reach for a Mars bar or a Dairy Milk, let's take a step back.