Tagged: Men

Men – girdle your loins with a kilt? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 18, 2013

An article in the Scottish Medical Journal attempts to address that time-honoured rumour, that “men who wear (Scottish) kilts have better sperm quality and better fertility.” Like some things in life there are disappointments. Firstly, the paper is pay-walled (although Popular Science have linked to a copy on a German-language blog). Then … Read More

What Kiwis die of – Part II: The battle of the sexes - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 31, 2013

Two weeks ago, we asked Kiwis what they thought they would die of, and compared their responses to the primary causes of death recorded by the Ministry of Health for the 29,204 people who died in New Zealand in 2009. Mike Dickison produced a beautiful infographic* of the causes that were responsible for more than 1% … Read More

Spam Journalism #59 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 24, 2009

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. This is what happens when legitimate studies are reported sensationally: Bad doctors most likely to be men, report shows Women make safer doctors than men, Britain’s largest study of medical performance has found. They are less likely to be investigated over concerns about [...] … Read More