Posted by Gary Schwitzer in Business of health
Kudos to Gregory Warner of Marketplace and colleagues for creating this video. I thought I’d posted this months ago, but apparently forgot. Never too late.
Aided by caveats in a concluding quote from an independent expert, this story was appropriately cautious about the value of an experimental approach for children at risk of autism. But it should have warned readers that the findings were not statistically significant. We offer training to help journalists make these judgments.
Meeting most of our criteria for quality health journalism, this solid Wall Street Journal “Aches and Claims” column helps readers sort out research on a potential cholesterol-lowing supplement.
This is the second Medical News Today story that we’ve reviewed in as many weeks that relies almost entirely on a news release. We hope that’s not the start of a pattern.Medical News Today
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