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George Winter

Freelance writer; Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science

How important is reading critically?

On my bookshelf is a copy of Francis Wheen's How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World (2004), in which cults, quacks and New Age mystics are hilariously exposed as charlatans By contrast, in areas where it...

Pregnancy and diet

The midwife is uniquely placed to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and to provide evidence-based nutritional advice to pregnant women Englund-Ögge et al (2014) reported on a prospective...

Randomised controlled trials

In December 2005, Professor (now Sir) Ian Wilmut, the first director of Edinburgh University's Centre for Regenerative Medicine, called for stem cell treatments to be offered to people with terminal...

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