February 11, 2016 | Story Review

Outside commentary adds clarity to story on potential jet lag therapy

This Reuters piece scores well for bringing needed balance through comments from an outside expert.

5 Star

Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems

February 11, 2016 | Story Review

Story on light-based jet lag research goes dark on some key issues

This single-source article on jet lag research needed some outside perspective.

3 Star

Study finds new potential treatment for jet lag

February 11, 2016 | News Release Review 2

Asbestos exposure? This release will scare you into buying their cancer screening test

This release relies on one of the most powerful myths of cancer treatment: that early detection saves lives.

2 Star

The test that reveals cancer sooner

February 10, 2016 | News Release Review

Association exploits Zika fears with sketchy release about mosquito-repelling device

This release is a good example of how to insert your organization into the news cycle for no good reason.

1 Star

Clip-on device offers protection against mosquitoes that transmit Zika


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