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health warning: this talk was published in 2005 and delivered in 2002 so things may have moved on since then 1: “The more we understand about many diseases, the simpler the models get” I don’t think I’ve ever come across such an impressive critique of the biopsychosocial model before, and it’s...
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A list of my blogs to date: New blog site from 2018: ME/CFS Reseach Review 2018 The CMRC's new biomedical focus and big ambitions (Mar) 2017 Mark Davis finds the strongest evidence yet for ME/CFS immune activation and hunts for the trigger (August) 2016 The Power and Pitfalls of...
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Some research turns out to be wrong in every scientific field, but how big a problem is flawed research in psychology? The Reproducibility Project aims to find out, by systematically trying to replicate studies published in three prominent psychology journals. Brian Nosek, a psychology...
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Could findings about psychological causes of CFS be overstated or even wrong? Seven years ago, John Ioannidis detonated a small bomb under the Life Sciences with his paper “Why most published research findings are False”. He made the case that widespread failings such as small sample sizes and...

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