Health and evidence edition
- Evidently Cochrane, a blog with non-technical explanations of Cochrane Collaboration review results
- Design process for a graphic illustrating the impact of motorbike helmet laws. In contrast to bicycle helmet laws, laws for motorbikes do have a visible effect on death statistics
- Stuff has quite a good story on alcohol in New Zealand.
- The British Association of Dermatologists responds to ‘drinkable sunscreen’.
- 3News piece on Auckland research into extracts of the lingzhi mushroom. Nice to see local science, and the story was reasonably balanced, with Shaun Holt pointing out that this is not even approaching being anywhere near evidence that drinking the stuff would do more good than harm.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »