· Andrew Gelman on how not to explain p-values
· The Lancet publishes results from 1 million child deworming experiment in India: “After at least 2 years of treatment, weight at ages 3·0—6·0 years (standardised to age 4·0 years, 50% male) was 12·72 kg albendazole versus 12·68 kg control (p=0.66)”; also no impact on child mortality. Conclusion is that “Existing ICDS village staff can be organised to deliver simple pre-school interventions sustainably for many years at low cost, but regular deworming had little effect on mortality in this lightly infected pre-school population”
· Does the option to recycle lead people to consume more stuff? – a new study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology says yes.