These are the "best of the best" Methods Man blog entries. Start here to get a sense of what this site is all about.
An observational study finds that mothers with higher urinary fluoride levels have kids with slightly lower IQs, but the results might not hold water.
A new MRI study shows intriguing findings in the brains of US Diplomats affected by so-called “Havana Syndrome”.
A new study suggests that the problem with ultra-processed foods isn’t that they contain horrible fattening chemicals. It’s that we eat too much of them.
Confounding is inherent to observational studies, so we need to really understand what it is.
A new study suggests eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease and death, but is it all its cracked up to be?
Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine came to differing conclusions about the utility of oral anticoagulants in patients with cancer. This might be because they enrolled the wrong patients.
A new county-by-county study found that the more a pharmaceutical company markets opioids to physicians, the higher the overdose death rate is.
Five manuscripts from 3 huge clinical trials all paint the same picture: we’re too good at managing cardiovascular risk for aspirin to make much difference.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Vindicates a Family Who Lost a Loved One to Sepsis.
The much-publicized study suggests that the death toll due to Hurricane Maria was 4,645 people. Here's how it was done.