The BMJ’s Christmas issue is in, and it smells like candy canes and eggnog. It actually doesn’t, but the medical publication does save up some fun research for the holidays. That’s lighter research by The BMJ’s standards, which means studies like:
- SearCh for humourIstic and Extravagant acroNyms and Thoroughly Inappropriate names For Important Clinical trials (SCIENTIFIC): qualitative and quantitative systematic study—A study evaluating whether acronyms are picked because they are accurate, or just make cool words.
- Nintendo Related Injuries And Other Problems: Review—Learn about common “nintendinitis,” more serious “surgeriis,” and other Nintendo-related ailments.
- Use Of Google Translate In Medical Communication: Evaluation Of Accuracy—If your doctor is using Google Translate to give you medical advice, he’s statistically wrong 42.3% of the time.
- Transmissibility Of The Ice Bucket Challenge Among Globally Influential Celebrities: Retrospective Cohort Study—Find out which celebrities were the most responsible for the Ice Bucket epidemic.