Health News Review
  • May 12 2006

    You can tell it’s TV sweeps-ratings time

    As my research has shown, whenever ratings-sweeps periods roll around, television news departments miraculously find time to cure the problem of not having enough time to devote to health news. In my market, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the May sweeps period has been filled with tears, joy and new hope surrounding dramatic breakthroughs and promising developments for [...]

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  • Nov 7 2005

    Tamiflu hype

    There’s been too much hype about the antiviral drug Tamiflu as an answer to stopping an avian flu pandemic. U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt reminded Congress last week that Tamiflu has not yet been proven as a treatment for avian flu, adding, “Any sense that Tamiflu is synonymous with preparedness is wrong.”

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