You should take a look at this,” he told her. “I can move my toes on command.” “Her jaw about hit the floor at that point.
The FDA is finally making a judgment call here and asking industry to show us that these products are better than soap and water, and the data don’t substantiate that.
It didn’t matter if their significant other was an excellent hostess or intelligent, men were more likely to feel subconsciously worse about themselves when their female partner succeeded than when she failed, according to the study published online in the APA Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. However, women’s self-esteem was not affected by their male partners’ successes or failures, according to the research, which looked at heterosexual Americans and Dutch.
There’s no reason, from a scientific point of view, to think you’re making it any safer and in fact, you’re making it less safe.
Assuming that events that happen at the same time are connected can lead to serious misconceptions: over the last decade, for example the rise in sales of organic food in the United States has mirrored the growth in autism rates almost exactly. No sane person would suggest that those facts are related. - Michael Specter, The New Yorker
[T]he marketing efforts of Big Pharma on TV and elsewhere have a huge influence over which diagnoses become fashionable. Some commentators have noted that shifts in diagnostic trends seem uncannily timed to coincide with the term lengths of the patents that pharmaceutical companies hold on drugs. Is it a coincidence that the diagnosis of anxiety diminished as the patents on tranquilizers ran out? Or that the diagnosis of depression rose as drug companies landed new exclusive rights to sell various antidepressants? Consider for a moment that the diagnosis of depression didn’t become popular in Japan until Glaxo-SmithKlein got approval to market Paxil in the country.