Earlier this month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations on screening for breast cancer, which differed slightly from new recommendations by the American Cancer Society published in October and also from recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists last updated in 2011. (more…)
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Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest has been scrutinised by statistics experts at UCL and Imperial College London, who have found that musical talent is unlikely to be the only element that wins scores – but that the contest is not ‘stitched up’ at the UK’s expense.
The analysis of voting patterns over the past two decades suggests that widespread support for certain countries’ acts is, however, not driven by prejudice, as the media periodically suggests, but by positive loyalties based on culture, geography, history and migration. But these effects are relatively small – and the team found no evidence to support Sir Terry Wogan’s criticism that the contest is marred by blatant bias and discrimination. (more…)