New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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(General) "Two Dark Side Statistics Papers" (blog post)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    A January 2 blog post summarising two papers which have nothing specifically to do with ME/CFS or related conditions:

    (i) False Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility In Data Collection And Analysis Allows Presenting Anything As Significant

    (ii) How To Have A High Success Rate In Treatment: Advice For Evaluators Of Alcoholism Programs

    http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/01/02/two-dark-side-statistics-papers/
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I thought this part was worth emphasizing. Choice of protocols can massively boost apparent remission, without actually doing any better than placebo, or even when worse than using placebo. The choice of controls is critical. The choice of protocol is critical. What is being measured? How objective is that measure?
     
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