Coffee & Copious Co-authorship & Causation & Correlation

Coffee, coffee, coffee, multiple co-authorship, coffee, coffee, coffee, the implied linking of correlation and causation,coffee, coffee, coffee, the genome,coffee, coffee, coffee, big data, coffee, coffee, coffee — this new study has plenty of something for lots of everyones: “Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies six novel loci associated with habitual coffee consumption,” The Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium, […]

Causation, correlation, and gunshot wounds & blast injuries to the face

The loud insistence that “correlation does not imply causation” may have inspired this study: “Gunshot wounds and blast injuries to the face are associated with significant morbidity and mortality: Results of an 11-year multi-institutional study of 720 patients,” Steven R. Shackford, et al., Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol. 76, no. 2, February […]

Puzzle: Hoped to Learn What? Teens & Music

Today’s Puzzle of the Day concerns a newly published study. The question is: What, if anything, did the researchers hope to learn by doing this research? The study is: “Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Determine Media Use by Individuals With and Without Major Depressive Disorder,” Brian A. Primack, MD, EdM, MS [pictured here], et al., […]