Each week, Dr. Peter Janiszewski selects several notable posts from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
Here are some of the most fascinating discussions from the previous week:
- The flu vaccine is supposed to protect you from the flu. But, did you know the same vaccice might prevent you from having a heart attack? Check out Darcy Cowan’s post on Scepticon to find out more.
- Pro athletes are going bananas for thick rope necklaces made by a company called Phiten, as they are supposed to relieve pain. Anyone smell quackery? Brian Mossop of The Decision Tree, certainly did.
- Are normal weight Americans over-fat? As Dr. Sharma discusses, just because your BMI might be ‘normal’ doesn’t mean you’re in great shape.
- In a wonderful two-post series, Hadas Sheema discusses how the New England Journal of Medicine has become an advertising platform for the pharmaceutical industry and also how the Journal of the American Medical Association avoided a similar fate.
Check back next week for some more riveting discussions of health and clinical research!