Impact Factor with F. Perry Wilson

 
 

  • On Causality, Confounders, and Lots of Rosé   Are you seeing that study through rosé-colored glasses? Dr Perry Wilson talks about confounding and how it can mess with a study's assessment of causality.
  • Will Eating These Nutrients Lower Mortality?   Two nutrients that had no effect on mortality via supplementation were shown to be protective when taken in the form of food. But is it really about the nutrients?
  • Does IVF Cause Childhood Cancer?   A new study links in vitro fertilization with an increased risk for childhood cancer. What does this mean, and is there anything we can do about it?
  • Pot Brownies More Toxic Than Smoke?   Perry Wilson looks at what happened after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, with an old-fashioned take-away message.
  • Green Eggs and… Death?   A new study says that egg consumption is linked to cardiovascular events and death. Should we start cutting back?
  • 30-Hour Shifts for Residents Just as Safe?   Two sister analyses of resident work schedules and their effects on patient safety may not translate to real life, says Perry Wilson.
  • Does Sleep Deprivation Lead to Weight Gain?   A new study looks at what happens when we eat during 'biological night.' Perry Wilson explains.
  • What if Google or Amazon Designed Clinical Trials?   We need 'smarter ' trial targeting, says Dr Perry Wilson, as seen in recent studies of oral anticoagulants in cancer patients.
  • More PCPs Pays Off -- So Pay Them More?   Mortality rates go down when there are more primary care physicians in the area, according to a new study. So why aren't we investing in more PCPs? asks Perry Wilson.
  • 'Beer Before Wine, Mighty Fine'? Nope.   Someone finally debunked the old adage that many people have followed in efforts to avoid hangovers, reports Dr Perry Wilson.
  • Did Abuse-Deterrent Oxy Spur Higher Heroin Usage?   A new study adds evidence to the idea that efforts to curb abuse of OxyContin may have had serious unintended public health consequences, says Dr Perry Wilson.
  • Screen Time Hurts Kids, May Help Parents   Dr Perry Wilson discusses parental guilt and physician advice in light of a new study that blames TV and computer time for child developmental delays.
  • Physician Marketing Tied to Opioid Overdoses   When opioid makers spend more to 'market' their drugs to physicians, the death rates from opioid overdoses go up, reports Dr Perry Wilson.
  • Chemotherapy for Relapsing-Remitting MS?   Perry Wilson dissects a new JAMA study that is seemingly about nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation vs disease-modifying therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
  • At Cancer Diagnosis, One Question Is Key   'Before we start talking about all of the new therapies and options and the promise of the future, we need to stop and ask simply: Are you OK?'
  • Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Infections: Beware Partner A   A new study examines the impact of 'serial monogamy' on the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, but it may miss the most important point, says Dr Perry Wilson.
  • Prenatal Vitamin D May Prevent Schizophrenia -- But Really?   As tantalizing as the findings of a new study may be, no real cause and effect has been established with this 'lifestyle biomarker ,' says Dr Perry Wilson.
  • Vaping Pot More Powerful Than Smoking It   People who haven't tried cannabis in a long time should beware that with new vaping devices, they may get higher than intended, according to a small study.
  • The Real Scoop on the Latest Low-Carb Diet Study   A major diet study grabbed headlines and made the rounds on morning TV shows, but few interpreted it correctly, reports Perry Wilson.
  • 'Sex Addiction' in 10% of US Men, 7% of Women?   Perry Wilson reviews a new JAMA study that found a surprisingly high rate of distress over compulsive sexual urges among US men and women, asking: Should they all be treated?