Media fail to follow up rebuttals of research

French researchers identified 47 scientific research papers published about ADHD that were covered by 347 newspaper
 articles.

Seven of the top 10 research papers covered by the media were initial studies, and while all seven were later refuted or strongly attenuated by later research, the latter received much less media attention.

“If further investigations of other health issues confirm our observations and reinforce our interpretations, it might be timely for scientists,

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