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"Why Scientific Studies Are So Often Wrong: The Streetlight Effect"

Posted Jan 28 2011 12:52pm
Excerpt: A bolt of excitement ran through the field of cardiology in the early 1980s when anti-arrhythmia drugs burst onto the scene. Researchers knew that heart-attack victims with steady heartbeats had the best odds of survival, so a medication that could tamp down irregularities seemed like a no-brainer. The drugs became the standard of care for heart-attack patients and were...
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