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Category: Limits of observational studies


For breakfast, give me 2 observational studies and an anti-irritant


Same old, same old, with NY Times Well column – bisphosphonates for pneumonia this time


NY Times was blind to flaws in “Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk” story


A step-by-step guide to creating health care clickbait

1 10/22/2018

Can coffee ‘tame the redness of rosacea’? Here’s what you need to know about the New York Times’ coverage


What you need to know about yet another study on Alzheimer’s and exercise


Your kitchen could hurt you, save you, or make your children overweight

2 8/14/2018

Exercise improves mental health? What you need to know

2 8/9/2018

Do wellness programs work? A unique study does much more than offer a possible answer


Motherhood affects Alzheimer’s risk? Here’s what you need to know