Sleep Apnea and Cancer – Not so Fast

At the annual meetings of the American Thoracic Society a paper was presented that claimed a link between Sleep Apnea and the risk of getting Cancer. It gained national headlines with a claimed five fold risk dying from cancer for those suffering from the most sever forms of sleep apnea. Those with a moderate form […]

Data Science Summit 2012

Last week the second annual Data Science Summit was held in Las Vegas. I was not there and having read some of the review I wish I had been able to attend. But here I want to bring to the foreground the brief blog post on the summit by David Smith at He not […]

Coffee, Mortality, and Data Quality

This past week there were several news articles discussing the link between coffee drinking and mortality based on a New England Journal of Medicine paper titled: “Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality.” Science Daily for example said “Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death, Study Suggests.” I was able to obtain a […]

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