Behind the Headlines

Your guide to the science that makes the news

Our news predictions for 2017

Friday Dec 30 2016

What will be the big health news stories for 2017? We take a look in the Behind the Headlines crystal ball and offer our predictions…

The 10 most popular stories from 2016 - as picked by you

Thursday Dec 29 2016

We contacted our crack tech team of boffins and asked them to compile a list of 2016's most visited stories. The results were somewhat surprising. While stories on diet and exercise are always popular we weren't expecting so much interest in pubic hair…

Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year

Wednesday Dec 28 2016

In 2016, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 300 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun...

Our news predictions for 2016

Thursday Dec 31 2015

What will be the big health news stories for 2016? We take a look in the Behind the Headlines crystal ball and offer our predictions…

The top 10 most popular news stories of 2015

Wednesday Dec 30 2015

In this end of year report, we count down the top 10 most-read Behind the Headlines stories of 2015…

Behind the Headlines' 2015 Quiz of the Year

Tuesday Dec 29 2015

In 2015, Behind the Headlines covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention, you should find this quiz both easy and fun...

Behind the Headlines' Top Five of Top Fives 2015

Thursday Dec 24 2015

As we move towards the end of the 2015, like all news sources, we fall back on that classic space filler – the list story. So, without further ado, here is the official Behind the Headlines' Top Five of Top Fives stories of 2015...

Our health news predictions for 2015

Friday Jan 2 2015

A few days ago we looked at The Guardian’s health news predictions for 2014. So we decided to see if we could better the newspaper’s efforts by providing our own health predictions for 2015…

Behind the Headlines 2014's Top Five of Top Fives

Wednesday Dec 31 2014

As we move towards the end of the 2014, like all news sources, we fall back on that classic space filler – the list story. So without further ado, here is the official Behind the Headlines Top Five of Top Fives stories of 2014...

How accurate was The Guardian’s crystal ball?

Tuesday Dec 30 2014

In January 2014, The Guardian took the brave, and possibly foolhardy, step of predicting the six big health breakthroughs of 2014. We're taking a look at just how accurate the paper's crystal ball turned out to be...

What is Behind the Headlines?

What is Behind the Headlines?

We give you the facts without the fiction. Professor Sir Muir Gray, founder of Behind the Headlines, explains more...

Superfoods: the evidence

We examine the evidence behind the health claims made about the most popular superfoods

Clinical trials and medical research

Clinical trials explained, including how to take part in one and why medical research is important

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