Category: Limits of observational studies


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Here are 6 prevention recommendations that confuse association with causation


Licorice & pregnancy…caffeine & longer life: Distorted news stories about observational research


Too much sitting ages you 8 years? Lazy headlines and a lost opportunity to educate about telomeres


Pancreatic cancer PR spin: Another reason for Yale University to review our educational resources

2 1/6/2017

Why you should be skeptical of recent news headlines about the Mediterranean diet and brain health

6 12/14/2016

Why statins probably don’t reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite what headlines say


We say ‘nuts’ to news release claiming nuts cut risk of many diseases

2 11/30/2016

Association ≠ Causation reminder on ‘racket sports reduce risk of death’ stories


4 pre-Thanksgiving health news turkeys on observational studies


Exercise can cancel out the booze? Association ≠ causation