OMG … The finger length/prostate cancer risk hypothesis is back again

In July 2010 we commented on an article in The Daily Mail that was based on data from a team of Korean researchers who’d been busily measuring the lengths of the second and fourth fingers of the right hands of men presenting at their urology clinic. They were convinced that there was a correlation between relative finger length and risk for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Time to give The Daily Mail the finger!

Sometimes it is difficult to decide who to be more irritated at … the researchers who publish highly dubious data, the PR people who send out the breathless press releases touting the highly dubious data, or the media that actually publish these data as if they are correct and/or important. … READ MORE …