STATS ARTICLES 2009

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Solutions to keeping your New Year's resolution
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, December 30, 2009

The darker the liquor, the more painful the hangover
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays: You're living longer (on average)
Trevor Butterworth, December 23, 2009

The Science News Cycle
STATS Blog, December 18, 2009

Nicholas Kristof: STATS winner of the worst “science” journalist of the year
Trevor Butterworth, December 14, 2009

Prevalence of nearsightedness increases in US
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, December 11, 2009

Vital Statistics
STATS Blog, December 11, 2009

Antidepressants may alter personality
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, December 9, 2009

2009 versus 1982 – which year really has the higher unemployment rate?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, December 3, 2009

Should health care reform include payment for intercessory prayer?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D, December 2, 2009

Chinese drywall – an environmental problem ignored?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, November 30, 2009

Salty stroke risk
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 30, 2009

The truth behind Thanksgiving myths
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 25, 2009

The Street Stops Here with STATS fellow Patrick McCloskey
STATS Blog, November 20, 2009

Vital Statistics
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 20, 2009

Sleep off fat and other tall tales from TV health reporting
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 18, 2009

Why you should vaccinate your child against H1N1
Gary Kreps, Ph.D and Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D, November 17, 2009

BPA and erectile dysfunction
Rebecca Goldin Ph.D, November 17, 2009

Consumer Reports "highly biased," says top European scientist: No need to avoid canned food
Trevor Butterworth, November 12, 2009

Grumpy is good for careful but not creative thinking
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 12, 2009

Making the grade in Memphis
Patrick McCloskey, November 10, 2009

Top US EPA scientist rejects Consumer Reports’ BPA claim
Trevor Butterworth, November 10, 2009

The Internet has not discouraged people from visiting cafes, study finds
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, November 6, 2009

Consumer Affairs unhappy with STATS
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, November 4, 2009

Consumer Reports BPA study filled with factual errors
Trevor Butterworth, November 2, 2009

McScience: Scientists say USA Today is scary
Trevor Butterworth, November 2, 2009

New independent study by EPA refutes BPA risk
Trevor Butterworth, October 30, 2009

Don’t bank on the rank
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, October 30, 2009

The Pricewaterhouse Coopers controversy: Fair arguments or flawed methods?
Nirit Weiss, MD, MBA, October 29, 2009

Menopause, HRT and the media
Trevor Butterworth, October 27, 2009

The CDC diagnoses swine flu by telephone
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, October 22, 2009

Malcolm Gladwell’s advice to aspiring journalists
STATS Blog, October 22, 2009

Palm Beach Post accuses Erin Brockovich of fishing for law firms
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, October 20, 2009

Anti-vaccination – a left wing disease?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, October 20, 2009

Men have potty hands
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, October 16, 2009

Exploding the exploding Pyrex rumor
Trevor Butterworth, October 14, 2009

The baby name code
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, October 14, 2009

Spinning Heads and Spinning News: How a Lack of Statistical Proficiency Affects Media Coverage
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D, October 8, 2009

The toll of multiple traumatic events in childhood
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, October 7, 2009

Will a soda tax reduce obesity?
Trevor Butterworth, October 5, 2009

Children of the (candy) corn
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, October 2, 2009

The health benefits of being a cool kid
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 30, 2009

Pharma and crime (it’s not what you think)
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 29, 2009

Pens versus keyboards: which is better for cognitive development?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 25, 2009

Is the CDC wrong about who should get the swine flu vaccine first?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D, September 22, 2009

Will “fat mass index” measure a fatter or thinner America?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 22, 2009

Living next to road rage
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 18, 2009

The best and worst places to do business
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 18, 2009

Frederic S. Goldstein on Healthcare Reform
STATS Blog, Ourblook Interview, September 16, 2009

The “best buy” in public health for the West
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 14, 2009

Snacks that go bump in the night
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 10, 2009

Young men like to wiki
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 8, 2009

Clunkers for thieves
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 3, 2009

Land of the free, home of the scared: An interview with Lenore Skenazy
Trevor Butterworth, September 2, 2009

SUV owners should spend a night in jail, say activists
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, September 2, 2009

Media multitasking… LOL… will not usher in a brave new whatchamacallit… Hey!
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, September 1, 2009

Losing a son to reefer madness – or just puberty? New York Times review misses a scandal behind book
Maia Szalavitz, August 31, 2009

Dorothy Parker meets The Marlboro Man: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s BPA conspiracy theory
Dr. S. Robert Lichter, August 27, 2009

Weight gain = brain drain?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 26, 2009

iStereotype
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 25, 2009

There are no straight lines in nature
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 21, 2009

New caffeine study induces headache
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 19, 2009

Parenting magazines endanger babies
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 18, 2009

Times columnist has a numbers problem.
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 18, 2009

Imagine that? Study finds men are dogs when it comes to sex; women, picky.
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 14, 2009

Skin infections increase in U.S.
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 13, 2009

Hey kids, watch out for raccoon poop! (No, really)
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 13, 2009

Associated Press reduces U.S. heroin addiction?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 12, 2009

More pain to lose the gain
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 11, 2009

Should you delay your child’s vaccination schedule?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 10, 2009

Warning: Absurd warning sign ahead
Trevor Butterworth , August 7, 2009

John Wayne Gacy – the “green” serial killer
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, August 7, 2009

STD testing recommended for DC teens
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 6, 2009

Antidepressant use doubles in America
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 5, 2009

Vegetables don’t want to be eaten and other lessons from Britain's organic food war
Trevor Butterworth , August 4, 2009

Snooztistics
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, August 3, 2009

Tanning beds as harmful as smoking
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 31, 2009

Cash gain = less pain
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 29, 2009

Celebrities on the Cerebrum
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 24, 2009

Study finds babies are the real Dr. Dolittle
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 23, 2009

Short changed
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 21, 2009

Hey, parents, leave those kids alone!
Amy Douthett , July 17, 2009

Till cohabitation do us part
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 15, 2009

Purrsuasion
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 15, 2009

Potty mouth provides pain relief
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 14, 2009

What would an ER staffed by homeopaths look like?
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, July 14, 2009

Health Canada survey: BPA in bottled water, baby food jars not a risk to consumer
STATS Blog, Trevor Butterworth, July 10, 2009

Pew/AAAS Findings on Scientists’ Attitudes Toward Global Warming, Media Coverage Replicate Earlier STATS Surveys
STATS Blog, July 10, 2009

The perils of incorrect texting technique
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, July 9, 2009

STATS responds to queries from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Trevor Butterworth , July 7, 2009

Ugly: Harvard study claims women really like babies- but only if they are attractive
Trevor Butterworth , July 6, 2009

BPA is not a "smoking gun" for breast cancer
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, July 1, 2009

Body Mortality Index
STATS blog, Rachel Salabes, June 26, 2009

People who are active healthier than those who just sit around, say two new studies
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, June 23, 2009

Blog your way to a longer life!
STATS blog, Rachel Salabes, June 22, 2009

Generation Y is just like every other generation, really
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth , June 18, 2009

Britannica versus Wikipedia
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth , June 16, 2009

Science Suppressed: How America became obsessed with BPA
Trevor Butterworth , June 15, 2009

Weapons of minor destruction
STATS blog, Rachel Salabes June 12, 2009

Do elevators cause breast cancer?
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, J une 8, 2009)

The Internet - a sober corrective to unruly journalists?
Trevor Butterworth, May 22, 2009
Scientists view of new media's credibility suggests journalism needs to evolve.

Are chemicals killing us?
S. Robert Lichter Ph.D, May 21, 2009

Scare-tistics and swine-fluence
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, May 5, 2009

Swine hounds: Porking the panic
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, May 1, 2009

Let’s put the first U.S. death from swine flu into perspective
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Apr 29, 2009

Should you blog or bartend?
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth,Apr 2, 2009

Why you probably have an above-average number of feet
Rebecca Goldin Ph.D , March 10, 2008

Detoxification: free your mind of nonsense, and you'll feel better
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, January 22, 2009

Scientists need to speak out more quickly on bad science says Financial Times
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan 19, 2009

A pox on pox parties
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan12, 2009

Marijuana and Alzheimers
Jan 9, 2009
Scientists are pleading for a rational discussion on THC research says STATS Maia Szalavitz on MSN health and fitness.

Scorching attack on Wall Street Journal’s anti-FDA bias; group releases full transcript of interview
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan 9, 2009

Why you should learn to love maths
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan 6, 2009

Love everlasting is all about reward
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan 5, 2009

The obesity wars: “gooditives” and poems versus dodgy statistics and animation!
STATS blog, Trevor Butterworth, Jan 5, 2009