Although it has some notable strengths, this release misses some details that would help readers understand the risk/benefit tradeoff involved with this “Breakthrough Therapy.”
This story, based entirely on a news release, suggests that the findings from a rat study are directly applicable to people. Our reviewers disagree.
This news release is about a study that produced very modest changes in children’s body fat levels and knowledge about healthy living. The release goes too far in describing the impact of these changes.
Our main suggestion for this otherwise strong story is to quantify the difference in risk seen between hospital and home births.
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