Spotting Bad Science

Today I’m starting a new series on the top ten trouble spots to witch out for when evaluating research. Enjoy this sneak peek infographic and tune in every Tuesday morning for the next 10 weeks for details on each one!

Scientific Studies with John Oliver

If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s brash and sarcastic sense of humor, you’ll probably enjoy this video on scientific studies and their misuse, misrepresentation in the media, the cherry picking results, and the silly way that studies are interpreted.

Gruenbaum Study on Home Birth

A newly released study on home birth has been grabbing headlines and triggered some strong responses. But the study is not without its flaws. Read some commentary and critique of the study at the links below: Understanding Outliers Flaws in Recent Homebirth Research May Mislead Parents, Providers

Updated Cochrane Review: Midwifery Model of Care

Cochrane Review on the Midwifery-led Model of Care The latest Cochrane Collaboration Review on the midwifery-led model of care. From the abstract: Midwife-led continuity of care was associated with several benefits for mothers and babies, and had no identified adverse effects compared with models of medical-led care and shared care.

US 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card

The Centers for Disease Control has released the 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card. It is the most current place to get US breastfeeding statistics. It’s only 8 pages, and a manageable read for a government report.