January 14

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Influenza-like-illness is sweeping the country with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reporting that most areas of the country experiencing high rates. Nobody yet knows how severe this year’s epidemic of influenza will be. The study was published in the Annals of Oncology with the title, “Bias in reporting of end points of efficacy and toxicity in randomized, clinical trials for women with breast cancer.” Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance about how to treat women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information, according to a new analysis. Not all patient drug trials published in even the most prestigious of medical journals can be taken as gospel, say researchers, who have found a high proportion of “spin and bias” in the reporting of results. A couple of evolutionary psychologists recently published a book about human sexual behavior in prehistory called “Sex at Dawn.”