This week’s Things Worth Reading includes popular media coverage of science, female ejaculation, and modern ideas of mental illness:
- How far should we trust health reporting? — Ben Goldacre and others surveyed all of the health claims in UK newspapers over a week and found them dangerously lacking in scientific evidence.
- Female Ejaculation: The Long Road To Non-Discovery — Jesse Bering writes about the disappointing lack of research into female ejaculation.
- The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? — Marcia Angell, in reviewing three books, tackles our perception of mental illness as a “chemical imbalance in the brain” and the rise of psychoactive drugs.