|Teaching some science|
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Introducing Science Sundays!
Starting next Sunday, and hopefully every Sunday after that, I'll be discussing some scientific research on a topic related to childbirth, breastfeeding, or baby parenting. This will be sort of similar to my previous post on whether you can tell baby boys apart from baby girls (from the neck up).
On a given week, I may either highlight one particularly interesting study, or, if the topic is narrow enough, provide an overview of all of the work that has been done in the area. I'll also comment on the scientific strengths and weaknesses of the work that I discuss--in other words, do I believe the results? I have a fair amount of training in the sciences, but that doesn't mean that I automatically believe everything I read in a scientific journal--if anything, the more I've learned about scientific research, the more I've learned how to be skeptical of some results!
Rather than picking each Sunday's topic myself, I would love to respond to someone's question. Have you always wondered what the evidence is for or against a particular medical intervention? Or are you just curious why baby's eyes are blue? Or whether babies who have regular nap-times are healthier? Email me at ahaircutandashave at gmail dot com with a question you'd like to see featured! I'll let you know if I use your question (and I will ask permission to quote you). Or you can just leave your question in the comments.