What’s the Probability That Smoking Cigarettes Is Not Bad For You?

Proving any connection between specific foods and health is extremely difficult. The outcomes we care about - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. - develop over decades and have many purported causes. It's hard to justify the expense in time and money of running a decade long randomized controlled trial to prove the consequences of consuming … Continue reading What’s the Probability That Smoking Cigarettes Is Not Bad For You?

Sunscreen Superwoman

Sunscreen is one of my favorite health topics. The advice to wear sunscreen (nearly) every day is cheap and easy to follow and the science behind it is quite robust. In this post, I'll summarize the randomized controlled trials on long-term daily use of sunscreen and then discuss a few practical considerations for choosing which … Continue reading Sunscreen Superwoman