Does Pain Cause Increased Heart Rate?

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Study finds Avandia Significantly Increase Heart Attack Rates

News reports of the recently published Avandia study said that the study showed that the drug increased heart attack rates “significantly.” This is true. The problem is that the meaning of significantly as understood by the general public is very different from the meaning of significantly as understood by medical researchers.


To most of us, a significant increase in weight would mean “a large increase in weight.” But that’s not what it means to statisticians. In the latter case,...

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