Picky Eating Might Be a Psychiatric Disorder, and Other News

Is picky eating a psychiatric disorder? Shrinks say yes.

Study: Rich people not as good at reading other people’s emotions. Maybe they don’t need to.

How much of medical research is flawed? Eighty percent of non-randomized studies; one-quarter of randomized trials and up to 10 percent of large randomized trials use flawed research methods. See previous post here.

One-in-six Americans gets food poisoning every year. Out of 48 million people, about 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. New York Times article is also good.

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  1. Virginia says:

    I know several picky eaters that use their food phobias as a means of controlling social situations. The idea being that we can’t eat at a place they don’t like.

    For most people, being picky is just being picky, but I bet there are some that have illnesses.

  2. Vicki says:

    Any more good news, Devon?

  3. Bruce says:

    Medical research is flawed? What else is new? Tell me something I don’t already know.

  4. Tom H. says:

    Most medical research is flawed even when they do randomized trials, because the researchers fail to adjust for all the many variables known to affect outcomes. (e.g., heredity, age, sex, race etc.)

  5. Nancy says:

    Can we infer from this post that most food poisoning cases are minor?

  6. Paul H. says:

    If you know anything about the principles of statistical inference, you would have to conclude that almost all published medical reasearch is flawed.

  7. Anita says:

    Health insurance doesn’t over stcmeoic procedures unless they are life threatening, and even then, there is limited coverage on it.Forms ask for such information, because it is the medical law to ask for those rare cases and it is a standard procedure.