Monday, November 21, 2005

A third of medical research wrong?

'The latest medical research is wrong about one-third of the time, that is... according to the latest medical research. A survey of 49 highly cited medical studies by epidemiologist John Ioannidis found the results of 14 studies were contradicted or downplayed by later research. Ioannidis' survey raises some hard questions. Is there a fundamental flaw in medical research, or is this just part of scientific progress?' More

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