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Lawsuit: Bayer Misleads in Marketing Its One A Day Vitamins


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Lawsuit: Bayer Misleads in Marketing Its One A Day Vitamins

Bayer is not telling the truth when it claims that One A Day multivitamins will promote heart health, immunity, or energy levels, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit watchdog group today filed a class action lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction against a myriad of false claims on ads and labels for One A Day, as well as refunds to consumers who may have purchased the products expecting the promised benefits.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Autism and 'Rain Man'


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Autism and 'Rain Man'

Researcher examines the representation of autism in the classic film. Egenis researcher Dr Ginny Russell took part in the ‘Sickness on the Screen’ series of Screen Talks at the Exeter Picturehouse last Monday (22 April). Dr Russell introduced Barry Levinson's Rain Man (1988), a film that both raised awareness of autism and yet attracted criticism from the autism community for leading to a common stereotype that all people with autism have savant skills. An informal discussion in the bar after the screening touched on these issues, as well as discussing the film and its portrayal of the ‘autistic hero’ (played by Dustin Hoffman). .


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

Shared horizons


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Shared horizons

Senior lecturer to represent RCUK at US conference. Dr Sabina Leonelli has been invited to be the Research Councils UK (RCUK) representative at the Arts& Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/National Science Foundation conference ‘Biomedical Humanities’ at the University of Maryland next week (10-12 April). .


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

Associate director announced


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Associate director announced

Eminent historian of science to take up post in July.Historian of biology and former Egenis Research Fellow Dr Staffan Müller-Wille is to be the new Associate Director of Egenis. Staffan held a research position at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (Berlin) before he moved to the University of Exeter in 2004. He currently holds a joint position as senior lecturer in both the Department of Sociology and Philosophy and the Department of History, and is associated with the Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter as well as Egenis. 


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

Senior lecturer co-authors GYA Open Science statement


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Senior lecturer co-authors GYA Open Science statement

GYA member Sabina Leonelli supports call for Open Science The Global Young Academy (GYA), the voice of young scientists around the world, today issued a postion statement identifying obstacles standing in the way of giving free access to scientific results and data. The GYA calls for scientific results to be made freely available for scientists around the world and for future generations. GYA members are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in scientific achievement. Egenis Senior Lecturer Dr Sabina Leonelli is one of the 172 members from 54 countries. .


By E Genis, UK.


Health Policy Resource.

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