Your Health This Month
Travel vaccines, nearsightedness, and more.
Lesson: The main thing to be learned from this study has nothing to do with breast-feeding and nearsightedness. Rather, it's about how skeptical we should be when we interpret research. It is all too easy to make unwarranted assumptions based on associations that are more apparent than real.
Sydney Spiesel is a pediatrician in Woodbridge, Conn., and clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale University's School of Medicine.
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