August 27, 2015 | Story Review

Harms, limitations explored in Reuters Health’s aspirin/colon cancer coverage

A very effective report that gives readers most everything they need to know about the study.

5 Star

An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away

August 27, 2015 | Story Review

WSJ fills holes left by incomplete news release on beta-blockers and ovarian cancer

This story provides some context that was missing from an MD Anderson news release about the same study.

5 Star

Heart Drug Linked to Extra Years for Cancer Patients

August 27, 2015 | News Release Review

Oatmeal for breakfast might mean a lighter lunch, says Quaker Oats — but how about some numbers to back it up?

This PepsiCo news release doesn’t do enough to quantify the results of this PepsiCo-funded study.

2 Star

Instant oatmeal for breakfast may help curb your appetite at lunch

August 26, 2015 | News Release Review

Beta-blockers “prolong survival” in ovarian cancer? Not so fast

This is important research, but the headline of this news release goes too far in its claims about what the study found.

3 Star

Generic heart medication shown to prolong ovarian cancer patients' survival


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