Category: Limits of observational studies

1 5/26/2015

Don’t tell cat lovers that Fluffy may increase their glaucoma risk


Continued problems with inconsistent & adjacent news releases from BMJ


Unsupportable ‘cat therapy’ stories score high on cuteness but low on quality, even though many of us probably don’t care….(and have never heard of the word zoonoses)


Does a hospital’s high Facebook rating mean it’s a higher quality hospital?

2 4/10/2015

Some news goes overboard on overweight protecting against dementia

1 4/9/2015

Mixed news media messages on “shorter stature may pose higher heart disease risk”


BMJ back on bad track with its news releases: now gout & Alzheimer’s

6 3/3/2015

A tale of two observational studies – peanuts, coffee, heart health – and how the journals & some journalists handled them differently

6 2/27/2015

A simple test proven to predict how long you’ll live? Gannett gaffe

1 2/27/2015

MS joins the coffee club, in which association ≠ causation