024 - Energy Drinks and Gardasil in the Media | The Body of Evidence

024 - Energy Drinks and Gardasil in the Media

Shot of beverage cans

 

Are energy drinks the answer to staying awake? Or are they harmful cans of poison? Or is this a false dichotomy? Our man-on-the-street finds out that Canadian students, on top of being polite, really care about their health. Plus: Vox.com reporter Julia Belluz on one of the most embarrassing Canadian science headlines, and will a new chocolate make your skin look twenty years younger? (answer: no, but a bunch of MDs think it tastes delicious). 

Vox pop by Chris Sandiford (of the Ladies & Gentlemen Comedy Show).

Jingle by Joseph Hackl from Voodoo Jazz.

Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

The Toronto Star's retraction of the Gardasil story can be accessed here: https://www.thestar.com/news/2015/02/20/a-note-from-the-publisher.html

The Motto article on Esthechoc can be read here: http://www.notey.com/@motto_unofficial/external/13281448/eating-a-piece-of-this-chocolate-every-day-could-make-you-look-younger.html

The segment on THE DOCTORS promoting Esthechoc is viewable here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Ax2ltEE-M