This just hit the news. Its important to see all the data from research, and see data that's positive and negative, not just the data that makes the author's point.
More recently, it's become clear that the system for publishing results on evidence-based medicine is broken, too.
On paper, evidence-based medicine is a good thing. It's how we get life-saving treatments and medication, and it's the requirement for any new drugs to be based on solid, peer-reviewed research.
But this assumes that peer-reviewed research will be unbiased, and that's not always the case.
Just last week, a report concluded that many clinical trials are greenlit based on a shockingly poor evidence base, sometimes without any published data.
Now nephrologist Jason Fung has taken to Medium to highlight even more damning evidence against the journals we rely on to print the best academic research...