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Half of medical science is not reproducable.  RSS feed

 
Morgan Morrigan
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Was having this discussion couple weeks ago, and couldn't find the article.

They also havn't even figured in the effects of the placebo effect into this either.

This is also a major problem in physics, you just don't get to hear about it.

Here is a new one, and you can check out the negative results website too.


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528826.000-is-medical-science-built-on-shaky-foundations.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


http://www.pnrjournal.com/
 
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very little of what is called science these days is science.

 
Morgan Morrigan
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and a lot is dangerous.
There is a huge push by Big Pharma for "science based medicine".
This just means treatments that they hold patents on, or have done a study that supports their interests.

like epinepherine for heart attacks. kills you later.

http://roguemedic.com/2012/09/wide-variability-in-drug-use-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-report-from-the-resuscitation-outcomes-consortium-part-ii/


and even neck immobilization after accidents

http://roguemedic.com/2012/09/confessions-of-a-recovering-cervical-spine-field-clearance-addict-part-i/



This also goes for health food supplements and whole food vitamins.
There is more than a few studies that have changed the apothecarists guesses, and most of it hasn't worked its way down to users yet, because of sales.

only study on echinacea, showed it didn't work, but the dangerous heavy metal zinc did, AFTER you have a cold.


 
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Big Pharma, little science. the loss of medical R&D

http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.0947
 
Morgan Morrigan
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Effects of medical studies showing results better than placebo is still falling.

http://m.medx.cc/news/2013-06-treatments-outperforming-placebo-common.html
 
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