Merry Christmas from BMJ
Posted by Megan von Isenburg - Thursday, December 19, 2013
The BMJ's Christmas edition is out, with such thought-provoking and ground-breaking research as:
- Being Right or Being Happy: Pilot Study - In this study of one couple, investigators analyze whether it is better to be right or happy.
- Like a Virgin (Mother): Analysis of Data from a Longitudinal, US Population Representative Sample Survey: 0.5% of women studied report at least one virgin pregnancy - this is more common among females who had taken chastity pledges.
- Were James Bond's Drinks Shaken Because of Alcohol-Induced Tremor?: In this study of the Fleming books, authors count up the number of alcoholic drinks the spy takes.
- A Statin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: A modelling study that swaps out the proverial apple for a statin.
- The Survival Time of Chocolates on Hospital Wards: This covert observational study may be less generalizable to the US since the authors used Quality Street and Cadbury chocolates.
Comments on all articles are encouraged!