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  1. "The results of our meta-analysis showed that oral zinc formulations may shorten the duration of symptoms of the common cold."
  2. "Intake of zinc was associated with a significant reduction in the duration (days) (mean difference (MD) ?1.03, 95% confidence interval (CI) ?1.72 to ?0.34) (P = 0.003) (I2 statistic = 89%) but not the severity of common cold symptoms (MD ?1.06, 95% CI ?2.36 to 0.23) (P = 0.11) (I2 statistic = 84%)."
  3. 26-03-2017 to , , , , , , by mako
  4. New Zealand's mandatory helmet law doesn't seem to have had the effects people hoped.
  5. This is so great.
  6. 23-01-2013 to , , by aldeka
  7. "Just to put these in perspective, if these results are to be believed, not-drinking relative to drinking is almost as unhealthy as being obese, and not-drinking-wine relative to drinking wine is almost as unhealthy as smoking."
  8. Using the Wikipedia logo seems to be pretty lame for an article about Intrade and prediction markets. But the rest of it seems reasonable. The summary is something like: Prediction markets aren't good when there isn't good publicly available information. Which I suppose shouldn't come as a huge suprise.
    updated: 08-07-2012, original: 08-07-2012 to , , , , , , , , , by mako
  9. 17-05-2012 to , , , , , by mako
  10. updated: 25-01-2012, original: 25-01-2012 to , , , , , by mako
  11. Should have read this one last year. Better late than never.
  12. About the good and bad of coffee consumption.
    06-11-2010 to , by mika
  13. via AaronSw. Nice piece on the salt lobby.
    14-09-2010 to , , , , by mako
  14. "It is a question of do schools fit the medical reality of teenagers?" he said.
    25-03-2010 to , , , , , by mako
  15. "It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger." I'm not sure that sentence even makes sense, but it sure is intriguing.
  16. Awesome review of cycling safety data.
  17. This write-up up some pretty awesome longitudinal research has come highly recommended.

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