Posted by Gary Schwitzer in Shared decision-making
See this thoughtful blog post, “Why medical testing is never a simple decision,” by Marya Zilberberg (@murzee on Twitter).
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A good overview of why government nutrition authorities are considering a revision on their guidance for tuna consumption during pregnancy.
This story describes a small, ongoing study that touted lidocaine delivered to the back of the nasal cavity as an effective treatment for migraines. Although the story notes that the findings are preliminary, it does not inform us that the study wasn’t randomized or placebo-controlled; these are major drawbacks in interpreting the effectiveness of the procedure.
This story improves upon other recent Fox News efforts by including an independent expert perspective — the lack of which we commented on in a blog post about Fox News last week. But while our star score reflects that improvement, we still don’t think this story contributes very much to the public dialogue about health care. Our concerns are detailed in the review.FoxNews.com
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