Posted by Gary Schwitzer in Health care journalism
A “Nature’s Medicine Cabinet” video – courtesy of Fox News, was posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website last week.
The one-minute clip flew by – but packed with a boatload of misinformation. Excerpts:
• “Coffee helps reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease.”
• “It radically reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer”
Those responsible should be required to wake up every morning for a year, be deprived of coffee, and ordered to write 100 times each morning, “Association does not equal causation.”
But here’s how the segment ended:
“Decaf drinkers have a higher of rate of suicide! So watch out for that decaf, folks. Coffee: it’s now an official health food!”
Who’s the editor in charge of this stuff?