Category: Evaluating the quality of evidence

23 5/5/2016

Superficial coverage of medical errors could leave erroneous impression with readers

3 4/28/2016

News media hype of sunscreen studies leaves readers burned by speculative evidence

2 4/27/2016

News media sound the alarm on mercury in seafood during pregnancy — was it a false alarm?


New hope in the epidemic of binge-drinking rodents: Aussie lab sparks premature claims on old drugs as addiction treatments


Vegetarianism doesn’t cause cancer, despite what many news outlets reported this week


Don’t believe the biohype: Tips for evaluating claims about genetics and biotech

1 3/23/2016

Observational studies & the health messaging merry-go-round: Moderate alcohol, once “healthy,” now “not so good for you after all”

6 3/7/2016

FOX, Banner MD Anderson hype Cuba cancer “breakthrough”

2 2/5/2016

Can we cure our insatiable need for medical miracles?


Podcast: Christie Aschwanden – 1st in our series on standouts in health care journalism