The Week in Health: A New Test for Prostate Cancer and the Benefits of Licking Pacifiers Clean

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Researchers announced the promising results of a new genetic test that can predict the most aggressive prostate cancers; New Jersey governor Chris Christie has gastric lap-band surgery, and moms who lick their babies’ pacifiers clean may be doing their kids’ immune systems a favor. These are some of the major stories making health news this week.


The pacifier study is a correlative study at it worst. The number of variables that will be different between parents who lick their kids pacifiers and those that do not will be astronomical and also the kids environment. You absolutely cannot control for all of those variables hence making this study completely useless. A true example of a waste of medical research dollars