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Yet Another Look At The Transcendental Meditation Paper

Editor’s note: Below are two responses to Robert Schneider’s defense of his Transcendental Meditation paper, which Schneider wrote in response to my earlier article about the publication of his paper.  In the first part I respond to some of the general issues raised by Schneider. The second part, from Sanjay Kaul, addresses the statistical issues discussed by…

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Investigator Defends Controversial Transcendental Meditation Paper

Editor’s Note: Here is a response by Dr. Robert Schneider to my story last week about his controversial paper on Transcendental Meditation that appeared in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes. I will respond to Dr. Schneider’s post later this week. Response from Dr. Robert Schneider We appreciate the interest in our article published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Outcomes…

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Very Little New Light Shed on the Archives Meditation Paper Fiasco

Update, June 30-– Jann Ingmire, the director of media relations for JAMA and the Archives Journals, sent the following clarification late this afternoon: “The authors submitted the additional data in a letter just prior to publication.  That letter was submitted by the authors in response to a request for changes from the NIH program director (not the…

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New Concerns Raised About Withdrawn Archives Meditation Paper

I don’t know why Archives of Internal Medicine stopped the publication of a paper only moments before its scheduled debut (see my previous post for the details). But a news story on the study (published despite the withdrawal of the paper, and provoking further questions about gullible journalists) provides firm evidence that the study’s authors are…

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Mysterious Disappearing Paper Finally Reappears In Another Journal

Updated– Last year, in what may have been an unprecedented action, a paper on the effects of Transcendental Mediation (TM) in African Americans was withdrawn by the editors only 12 minutes before the paper’s scheduled publication in Archives of Internal Medicine. No definitive explanation was ever provided, though the editors and authors said that the action…

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Archives Decides At Last Minute Not to Publish a Scheduled Paper

Here’s something I’ve never seen: 12 minutes before the scheduled publication of a paper the journal publishing the paper announced that it had “made the decision not to publish” the paper. Here’s what happened: Last Thursday the JAMA/Archives media team issued a press package to  accredited media about several articles scheduled for publication in Archives…

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