Adolescent Suicide, Same-Sex Marriage, and Carrot Consumption by Perry Wilson

An article appearing in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that marriage equality reduced the attempted sucide rate among adolescents. What this means for policy, and what carrots have to do with it inside. For the video version, click here.

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Error in Pediatrics Paper Leads to Calculation that Autism has Risen by 400%. It's More like 20%. by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in the journal Pediatrics states that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder has increased by 400% from 2007 to 2011. This number, it turns out, is an error. How it happened and more, inside. For the video version, click here.

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Here's How Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation Could Produce Fake 'Evidence' by Perry Wilson

President Trump has indicated he would like to see a major investigation into widespread voter fraud that multiple studies have concluded is non-existent. But that doesn't mean he won't get results that support his position. It just takes a little misapplication of statistics. 

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The Pharmacology of LSD - Revealed by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in Current Biology exposed 21 individuals to LSD, placebo, and a serotonin blocker to evaluate the mechanism of the psychedelic drug. The results reveal that one receptor might be at the root of many of LSD's effects, including its ability to impose meaning on meaningless stimuli.  For the video version, click here.

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Childhood Cancer Survivors: Higher Survival, Worse Quality of Life by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine assesses health status among more than 10,000 survivors of childhood cancer. Paradoxically, despite dramatic improvements in treatment, self-perceived health has not improved among survivors over the past 30 years.  For the video version, click here. 

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Doc to Doc with CDC Director Tom Frieden by Perry Wilson

Dr. Thomas Frieden is the second-longest serving director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  He has announced his resignation effective January 20th.  In this doc to doc conversation, Dr. Frieden and I discuss his proudest moments, his greatest challenges, and what keeps him up at night.

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