Gamesbrief: Earlier today, a number of newspapers ran sensationalist headlines that claimed a causal link between games and rickets.
I tried to debunk the story simply by reading the same press release and publicly-available extract available to the professional journalists at Metro and the Times who wrote this sensationalist and deeply wrong story.
But then I thought I'd go one better. I contacted the two scientists behind the report: Professor Simon Pearce, Professor of Endocrinology at the Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University and Dr Timothy Cheetham, Consultant/Senior Lecturer, also at Newcastle University and at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. (You can read the email I sent in full below).