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The Sippy Diet

From Happy Accidents, Seredipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs: Doctors typically treated ulcers by initially ordering changes in a patient’s diet, in an attempt to protect the stomach walls from its acid. The Sippy diet, introduced by Chicago physician...

Beef and Sperm Production

The journal Human Reproduction has a article soon to be published describing the amount of beef eaten by mothers being related to son’s sperm production (see here for a popular press account and here for the article). There are some interesting issues with a...

Government Economic Figures

The Social Science Statistics Blog has a great entry on the government new home sales figures. The 90% Confidence Interval around this number indicates that these figures are not significantly different from zero. Thus, when the press discusses these numbers as if...