These are the "best of the best" Methods Man blog entries. Start here to get a sense of what this site is all about.
Nadia Hashimi is not your ordinary doctor.
Medicine, with its hierarchical institutional structure and male-dominated history, is ripe for abuse. But despite the strides being made in other industries in the wake of the #MeToo movement, medicine seems to be lagging behind.
Many outlets are reporting that a study links prenatal ultrasound with autism spectrum disorder - in fact the study shows just the opposite.
The well-worn genre gets a hefty dose of overwrought schlock in this joyless midseason replacement.
An autopsy study reveals that 99% of the brains of NFL players had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Will this condition be the end of football? For the video version, click here.
If health insurance reduces all-cause mortality, in a causal way, then policies which increase the number of uninsured may actually cost lives. In this deep dive, we examine the data surrounding that putative causal pathway. For the video version, click here.
A "bombshell" paper appearing in the journal Anesthaesia uses a simple statistical test to suggest that a significant proportion of medical studies - some from our most prestigious journals - may be fabrications. But the story is not a clear cut as it seems. For the video version, click here.
A study appearing in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience found significant differences in the ways that dad treat their daughters compared to their sons. And some of that difference can be seen on MRI.
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This week, three studies were published that explore a potential link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism in offspring. In this deep dive, we explore the nuances of the data to determine just how worried moms-to-be should be. For the video version, click here.
President Trump's first budget proposal came down hard on a number of institutions. But his proposed 20% cut to NIH funding directly undermines what makes America great in the first place.