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You can't trust medical studies -- or at least the statistics, said a panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science according to Ars Technica. A major issue is the sheer number of data points and the number of tests that researchers are performing. "Even given a low tolerance for error, the sheer number of tests performed ensures that some of them will produce erroneous results at random," the post says.

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