Catching problems with your health early makes sense. No wonder that check ups and health screenings are so popular, both inside and outside the NHS. But the science behind screening can be counter-intuitive. This can mean that hazards of screening tests can make what seems like a sensible, logical idea - spotting trouble early - highly problematic. So how useful is screening, what are the advantages, and what should we know about the downsides? As the NHS prepares to change the information people get about screening tests with better information about how to make informed choice, this talk will examine the science and politics of screening. A lecture by Dr. Margaret McCartney as part of the 'Science in Health' public lecture series at Cardiff University.

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Cardiff University 'Science in Health' Public Lecture Series

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The highly successful Cardiff University Science in Health Public Lecture Series began in 2002. These free lectures, organised by the School of Medicine, attract a diverse audience of individuals including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals.…


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The highly successful Cardiff University Science in Health Public Lecture Series began in 2002. These free lectures, organised by the School of Medicine, attract a diverse audience of individuals including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals. The series aims to open up areas of concern in health care and to present new research on health issues to the public. See here for more information: cardiff.ac.uk/push

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    love this channel, great lectures

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    Will these lectures be available on itunesu?

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