Gary Schwitzer in
Advertising, health care marketing, Screening
Catch up time: drawing attention to some interesting work published recently:
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Celebrities can be a force for knowledge or nonsense when it comes to health care. This New York Times piece fact checks an op-ed by Angelina Jolie Pitt against the recommendations of several experts.
The claims made by one of the authors of a very small, short-term study — that vitamin D “made the cancer better” — deserved a more thorough analysis than this story provided. But the bottom line message was accurate.
This is another Fox News story that teases the reader with a hyped-up headline, but then fails to offer data to back it up. Here are some previous instances where we’ve called Fox out on its preposterous cancer headlines, conflicted sources, and evidence-free reporting.
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