By William Speed WeedPosted 11.11.2004 at 3:00 pm 0 Comments
“I see about 15 butts a day, and a third of them have warts,” says nurse practitioner Naomi Jay of the University of California at San Francisco. Jay and
infectious-disease doc Joel Palefsky were the first to run extensive clinical studies on the sexually transmitted diseases that afflict the anus. “He’s the tushie king, and I’m the tushie queen,” Jay boasts. Each of us has about a 10 percent lifetime risk of contracting anal warts, the worst
There are lies, damned lies, and probabilities. That's the nub of Gerd Gigerenzer's Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You (Simon & Schuster, $25), which argues that misrepresentation of health and crime statistics often inflates the sense of risk and the expectation of benefits.