July 24, 2015 | Story Review 1

WSJ business story on Alzheimer’s drugs missed key aspects of health angle

This business story checked some of our boxes, but fell short on the key criteria that we think readers needed in this discussion of new Alzheimer’s drugs.

3 Star

Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug May Slow Patients’ Decline, Study Shows Separate study shows experimental Biogen drug also holds promise

July 23, 2015 | Story Review 1

A pill that neutralizes gluten? Fox rehash of a CBC story reflects polluted health news stream

A poor-quality news release spawned weak coverage from the CBC, which is paraphrased here by Fox with even less context and nuance. Failure on many levels.

1 Star

Pill may make pizza, pasta safe for gluten-free diners

July 23, 2015 | Story Review

Can you jog away from an early grave? This story gives a well-supported, evidence-based answer

How fast should you run to live longer? This story provides clear answer based on the best available evidence.

4 Star

What’s The Optimal Speed For Exercise?

July 22, 2015 | Story Review

Strong look at evidence underlying saliva test for Alzheimer’s

The tone of this story is appropriately calibrated to the preliminary nature of the evidence on offer, with good discussion of study limitations.

3 Star

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?


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