This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study

This Vox article is awesome: This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study.

We don’t wait for scientific consensus; we report a little too early, and we lead patients and policymakers down wasteful, harmful, or redundant paths that end in dashed hope and failed medicine.

This tendency could be minimized if we could only remember that the overwhelming majority of studies in medicine fail. [continue]

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