The Daily Mail’s cancer obsession
Posted by Martin Poulter on 29 January 2010
Bad Science columnist Ben Goldacre remarked that the Daily Mail seems to be on a mission to classify every inanimate object into a) things that give you cancer, and b) things that cure cancer: an oncological ontology project. Various people have taken up the task of amassing lists of both kinds of article. Perhaps the most accessible is Kill or Cure? with an enormous list arranged alphabetically. Many things that are claimed to both cause and prevent cancer, including children, coffee and spicy food.