From exaggeration to silence in health related science news and academic press releases: mindful bias?BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h144 (Published 14 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h144
- Miguel Farias, reader in cognitive and biological psychology1
- 1Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
There is another side to Sumner and colleagues’ evidence on the exaggeration of results in health related science news and academic press releases: the silence surrounding contradictory evidence.1 A notable case is that of mindfulness meditation. A practice that a few decades ago was hippie is …
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