I subscribe to several RSS feeds for personal blogs, health and genealogy sites. In the case of the health feeds, I have come to the conclusion that RSS stands for Really Stupid Studies.
For example, here’s one RSS headline:
FDA: Don’t Use Chinese Infant Formula: Agency Warns of Possible Melamine Contamination in Infant Formula Made in China
Does anyone else remember all of the pet deaths that occurred last year? This one should have been a no brainer. Here’s another one :
Healthy Tanning Beds? Experts Say No
Umm…. when did anyone decide that melanoma was good for you?
I think that the researchers who did this next study deserve a special prize:
Study: Ice Cream = Happy
Too bad I couldn’t be one of the participants.
This just in:
Toys in Doctors’ Offices Are Germ Hotbeds: Refrigerator Handles, Light Switches, Phone Keypads Also Harbor Germs
I could have told this researcher this information 15 years ago if anyone had asked me.
Finally, hold onto your hats because here’s a real kicker:
Growth Hormone Therapy Increases Kids’ Height
Well, I would certainly HOPE so.
See what I mean? The really frustrating part of this is that someone actually got paid to conduct these studies. Or, someone else wrote a dissertation and got their Ph.D. based on the findings. As my grandmother used to say, good ol’ common sense isn’t so common anymore.