Episode 380: Happy 10th Anniversary and a bunch of silly studies

In episode 380, James and Mike continue celebrating their 10th podcasting anniversary with Tina K and Mike K and the silly studies and confusion continue to escalate.

Show notes

1) A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status: development of a beverage hydration index.

Am J Clin Nutr 2016;103:717–23

2) Commercial features of placebo and therapeutic efficacy

JAMA 2008;299:1016-7 

3) Gender Roles and Pressure to be Truthful: The Bogus Pipeline Modifies Gender Differences in Sexual but Not Non-sexual Behavior

Sex Roles 2013;68:401–14

4) Kissing reduces allergic skin wheal responses and plasma neurotrophin levels

Physiology & Behavior 2003;80:395– 8

5) Longer Contact Times Increase Cross-Contamination of Enterobacter aerogenes from Surfaces to Food

Appl Environ Microbiol doi:10.1128/AEM.01838-16

6) Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments

J Pers Soc Psychol 1999;77:1121-34

7) Sexual Activity before Sports Competition: A Systematic Review

Front Physiol 2016;7:246. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00246. eCollection 2016.

8) From junior to senior Pinocchio: A cross-sectional lifespan investigation of deception

Acta Psychol 2015;160:58-68

9) The Relationships Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size

Sexual Abuse 1993;6:231-5

10) Honey bee sting pain index by body location

PeerJ 2014;2:e338

11) Can Sexual Intercourse Be an Alternative Therapy for Distal Ureteral Stones? A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Study.

Urology 2015;86:19-24

Evaluation of the efficacy of sexual intercourse in expulsion of distal ureteric stones.

Int Urol Nephrol 2017;49:27–30

12) The effect of acute increase in urge to void on cognitive function in healthy adults

Neurourology and Urodynamics 2011;30:183–7


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